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The Bolivian Prosecutor's Office asks for 15 years in prison for Jeanine Áñez for the 'Coup d'etat II' case

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The former de facto president She is accused of breach of duties and resolutions contrary to the Constitution and the laws.

The Bolivian Prosecutor’s Office requested this Monday 15 years in prison for former de facto president Jeanine Áñez, within the framework of the resumption of the trial against him for the case ‘Coup d’etat II’, which analyzes his actions after the forced resignation of former president Evo Morales in 2019.

The process continued on June 6 despite the appeals filed by Áñez’s defense to suspend it.

“The Public Ministry is going to request that the 15 year prison sentence be applied in the Obrajes prison because the existence of the real concurrence of crimes of two criminal types has been proven, in addition to the payment of costs to the State”, declared prosecutor Omar Mejillones during the hearing, according to the newspaper El Deber.

The 54-year-old former Bolivian senator participated by videoconference, since she has been held in the La Paz women’s prison since March 2021.

The lawyers of The defendant argued that before this judicial instance, the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) should respond to the appeal filed by Áñez in which she requested to express herself on the unconstitutionality of the crimes attributed to him: breach of duties and resolutions contrary to the Constitution and the laws.

The defense pointed out that the TCP did not rule on that request and, therefore, the trial does not It could not be resumed until there is a decision.

Áñez is accused of having assumed the presidency on November 12, 2019 without meeting the necessary institutional requirements, just a couple days after former President Evo Morales was forced to resign.

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