Carolina Ribera, daughter of Bolivia's former interim President Jeanine Áñez, Tuesday sought assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to help put an end to the “torture” her mother is allegedly enduring while incarcerated pending trial.
Former interim President Jeanine Áñez had requested military assistance from the US and UK embassies “to repress the Bolivian people,” Citizen Security Deputy Minister Roberto Ríos said Tuesday.
Former Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Áñez, under preventive arrest for her alleged involvement in the repressions during the 2019 revolt that led to Evo Morales' resignation and her subsequent accession to power, has been subject to a psychiatric evaluation which recommended she be hospitalized.
The swearing-in of Jeanine Áñez as president of Bolivia was unconstitutional. © AFP Jeanine Áñez's swearing-in as president of Bolivia was unconstitutional.
Bolivian ex-president Jeanine Añez will have to spend at least a whole year in jail since a Judge this week extended her preventive imprisonment for another six months when she is about to complete her first half-year of reclusion in a La Paz detention center.
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.
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.