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Former Bolivian President Jeanine ez was sentenced this Friday to 10 years in prison after being convicted of “breach of duty” and “unconstitutional decisions”.
These illegal acts were carried out after the military forced him to resign when he became the interim president of Bolivia in 2019. Evo MoralesIn an event considered a “conspiracy” by the ruling party.
The 54-year-old lawyer was interrogated without any immunity.
“The evidence presented and submitted to the court is sufficient to establish in court their full involvement in the above offenses and their criminal liability, and they (Añez and two former officers) were sentenced to 10 years in prison,” he said. According to Judge German Ramos, Efe.
Áñez faced legal action right from prison. According to officials, the politician represented an “air risk” for which he was in custody.
The former president questioned the legal action this Friday. He said the “proper process” was denied under the law.
In addition, he said he was charged with “crimes he did not commit” and was not allowed to defend himself in freedom.
In principle, he was charged in two cases that he considered part of “political persecution.”
She was convicted this Friday, and the Bolivian prosecutor’s office called it “Conspiracy II”. He faces charges of “coup d’etat 1”, including terrorism, treason and conspiracy to commit violence following the resignation of Morales, who is seeking re-election as fourth president.
Who is Jeanine Annes?
Annes, a native of Beni in the north-central part of the country, entered Bolivian national politics in 2006 and was elected to represent the department in the Constituent Assembly, which has ratified the constitution in force since 2009.
During this process, he was a member of the Commission for the Organization and Structure of the Nation and served as part of the Judiciary.
Following the approval of the new Magna Carta, Annes was elected senator for his region by the now defunct and opposition coalition, the Progresso y Convergence National.
During his second term, which began in 2015, he stood alone for rejecting a possible fourth term for Morales and for his work in support of the prevention of female murder and violence against women.
Ez has two children and is married to Colombian politician Hector Hinkopy, who was a candidate for the Colombian Senate Conservative Party in 2018.
She is the second woman president of Bolivia. Her predecessor was Lydia Guillermo Tejada, who led the country between 1979 and 1980 and was overthrown by a military coup.
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