Bolivia’s Anez Accuses Authorities Of Risking Her Life

Bolivia’s Anez Accuses Authorities Of Risking Her Life

Former Bolivia interim president Jeanine Anez on Tuesday accused authorities of injecting her with a harmful substance in jail the place she is being held in pre-trial detention.

She was detained 10 days in the past on expenses of main a coup in opposition to her socialist predecessor Evo Morales.

She has been handed six months of pre-trial detention however final week petitioned authorities to launch her to a clinic to obtain therapy for a “hypertension disaster.”

“I do not belief the federal government’s medical doctors. They’re a part of the system of abuse and repression and have proven they’re ready to danger my life, injecting me with excessive danger remedy with out precautions or earlier research, with the one goal of protecting me of their cells,” stated Anez in a written be aware.

She didn’t clarify what remedy she was given, nor for what goal.

A consultant of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights in Bolivia went to the La Paz jail over the weekend to confirm the circumstances during which Anez is being held, however has not but commented.

Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Anez speaks together with her attorneys from a jail cell on March 13, 2021

Conservative Anez is accused of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy alongside her former justice and vitality ministers, whom are additionally being held in pre-trial detention.

Anez described the governing Motion for Socialism (MAS) social gathering of Morales and President Luis Arce as a “dictatorship” and insisted “there was no coup, there was fraud.”

The 53-year-old got here to energy in November 2019 after Morales and a number of other senior MAS allies resigned following weeks of protest at his controversial reelection to an unconstitutional fourth time period.

An Group for American States audit discovered proof of fraud within the election.

As Morales fled into exile, Anez was probably the most senior parliamentarian left and was sworn in by Congress because the interim president regardless of the dearth of a quorum, with many MAS legislators boycotting the session.

However MAS is again in energy since Arce romped to victory in final November’s basic election.

The USA has expressed “concern” about Anez’s arrest whereas the OAS has demanded her launch and questioned the impartiality of Bolivia’s courts.