A judge orders Áñez to be treated by medical services in prison after 10 days of hunger strike in Bolivia

A court in the city of La Paz this Friday ordered former President of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez to receive “immediate” medical attention in prison as it is impossible to get her to a hospital after being jailed for ten days in protest the “Coup d’état II” case went on a hunger strike.

“The doctors at the Hospital de Clínicas de Miraflores must restore the health of Ms. Jeanine Añez Chávez, even if it is against her will,” read Judge Franklin Siñani’s resolution, accessed by the Bolivian newspaper La Razón.

Earlier, the judge had ordered the transfer of the former president from the prison where she has been preventively detained for a year to a hospital in La Paz.

A judge orders Áñez to be treated by medical services in prison after 10 days of hunger strike in Bolivia
A judge orders Áñez to be treated by medical services in prison after 10 days of hunger strike in Bolivia

However, the same center has declared the “material impossibility” of carrying out the transfer, given the mobilization of pro and anti Áñez groups outside the prison. Hours later, the judge approved Áñez to be treated in the same prison, Erbol reported.

The former president of Bolivia went on a hunger strike 10 days ago on the eve of her trial over the so-called “Coup d’état II,” for which she is accused of violating the constitution by proclaiming herself president of the Andean nation.

Jeanine Áñez suffered an episode of tremors this Thursday and, according to her defense, fainted during a hearing to decide on the request to end her preventive detention. In fact, one of the former president’s defense attorneys has warned of the “latent danger to his life.”

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