Former Bolivian interim president Jeanine Añez has requested a formal audience with the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, in a letter which she made public on Tuesday in social networks.Add your comment!
Bolivia's former acting president Jeanine Añez claimed she was a “political prisoner” in remarks on Twitter on Sunday. Añez has been arrested for over three months following coup allegations by her predecessor and rival Evo Morales.
Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez handwrote a letter saying she was being tortured and abused while under arrest. “My first words to the Bolivian people from the prison of the dictatorship,” (of President Luis Arce) she said in a message that was widely spread through social media on Tuesday.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that the arrest of former interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez over the weekend seemed unreasonable, adding he sees the situation in Bolivia as a cause for concern.
Bolivia's former interim President Jeanine Añez landed behind bars in La Paz after the new government arrested her on claims she participated in a 2019 coup to seize power. Supporters warned her arrest could lead to civil unrest in certain areas of Bolivia and argued there was no legality in the arrest and charges, but rather a political vendetta.
Former Bolivian interim president Jeanine Anez said on Friday that she and former Cabinet members faced arrest over an alleged coup. In a tweet, she said, The political persecution has begun. Prosecutors accused them of terrorism and sedition related to the ouster of long-time leader Evo Morales.
Luis Arce was sworn in as Bolivia’s new president on Sunday, bringing to a close a turbulent period characterized by political and social turmoil after former president Evo Morales left the government in November following a disputed election.
Bolivia's Congress, controlled by the socialist party of the former indigenous President Evo Morales, approved on Thursday night a report that recommends a lawsuit against outgoing right-wing President Jeanine Añez for genocide and other alleged crimes.
Internal splits in Bolivia’s interim government led to the departure of the country’s economy minister and two other cabinet ministers Monday, stoking uncertainty about the Andean country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Bolivia's general election will be pushed back until October 18 as the coronavirus pandemic grips the South American nation, which is forecasted to fan tensions between the interim conservative government and the socialist party of former President Evo Morales.