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Satisfaction in Bolivia for new ruling against Áñez

La Paz, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Popular sectors in Bolivia expressed satisfaction with a verdict giving way this Friday to bring former de facto President Jeanine Áñez to trial due to the irregular appointment of a businesswoman.

“The exception of incompetence filed by citizen Jeanine Áñez Chávez is declared unfounded,” states the resolution of the Third Anticorruption and Violence against Women Court of La Paz, in the lawsuit filed for the illegal appointment of the head of the Bolivian Food Company (EBA) in 2019.

In the virtual hearing, the defense announced that it would appeal the decision on the “incompetence” lawsuit filed under a criterion that if she was a former president, a trial of responsibility would correspond to her instead of a criminal trial in this case.

However, Judge Gonzalo Torrejón rejected what the legal appeal stated and gave way to try her.

Commenting on the verdict, human rights activist David Inca explained that this court ruling is a precedent so that the Attorney’s Office charges the former de facto president for the acts of violence and death in the Sacaba and Senkata massacres that occurred in 2019.

In April 2022, Áñez managed that the justice ruled in her favor and removed of the judicial process.

Those affected appealed and managed to overturn the decision because the accused did not present any document that accredited her legal access to the position of president of Bolivia.

The former senator remains detained with a conviction sentence for usurping the presidency of the Senate in 2019 without complying with the constitutional precepts and the Rules of Debates.


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