Bolivia: Prosecutors to seek 15-year sentence for Anez

Source: WION [India]

“Bolivian prosecutors said Monday they would seek a 15-year jail term for ex-president Jeanine Anez, who is on trial for an alleged plot dismissed as fictional by many to oust her rival and predecessor Evo Morales. Anez, 54, has been held in pre-trial detention since March 2021, and denounces what she calls political persecution. She was arrested just months after handing the presidential reins she had held in an interim capacity to elected leader Luis Arce a Morales protege. … Right-wing Anez became Bolivia’s interim president in November 2019 after Morales, who claimed to have won a fourth, consecutive term as president, fled the country in the face of mass protests against alleged electoral fraud.” (06/07/22)