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Áñez enters Obrajes prison after being held in custody for alleged sedition


Former Bolivian interim president Jeanine Áñez was admitted to Obrajes prison Monday after being detained for four months while investigations into alleged hate speech, conspiracy and terrorism continue.

For example, the ex-president came to prison around 11 a.m. in the Women’s Orientation Center (COF) in the Obrajes de la Paz region by order of the judge Regina Santa Cruz, who ordered the measure relating to the departure from the country of the United States now former President Evo Morales after losing police and army support in November 2019.

Áñez enters Obrajes prison after being held in custody for alleged sedition
Áñez enters Obrajes prison after being held in custody for alleged sedition

Áñez was in the dungeons of the Special Force to Fight Crime (FELCC), where she had been incarcerated since the early hours of Saturday when she was part of a former MP for the Movement for Socialism (MORE) Lidia Patty.

According to the newspaper ‘La Razón’, his entry into prison took place before a large police operation and in the presence of various media. In addition to Áñez, the former Justice Minister Álvaro Coimbra and the former Energy Minister Rodrigo Guzmán were also taken into custody.

All three were charged with the same crimes because they took power after Morales’ departure. The two former ministers have to enter the San Pedro prison. The reasons given by the judge are the risk of escape and the possibility that the accused will intervene in the judicial process.

On the same Monday, the Bolivian Minister of Justice and Transparency, Iván Lima, confirmed that he had requested a 30-year prison sentence for the former interim president for allegedly committing the above crimes.

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