Newshub18:Former Bolivian President Anez sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted of ousting former president and predecessor Evo Morales. News from the BBC.
Anez, 54, was convicted in a La Paz court on Friday. He was convicted of making “unconstitutional decisions”. According to the court ruling, she will have to serve her sentence in a women’s prison in the city.
Anez has always denied the allegations against him. He described himself as a “victim of political revenge”. Evo Morales wins Bolivia’s 2019 presidential election The then army chief called for Morales to resign after protests erupted over allegations of fraud. He then resigned and fled Bolivia.
Anez became caretaker president as the most senior senator since Morales fled the country. However, members of Morales’s Socialist Party allege that Anezi, along with the police and army, planned to oust Morales.
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The Socialist Party won a landslide victory in the 2020 presidential and congressional elections. This created an opportunity for Morales to return to Bolivia from Argentina and lead the team. His colleague Louis Arche was elected president.
Anez was arrested in March 2021.
After the verdict was announced yesterday, Anez’s lawyer said he would appeal to international organizations to seek justice