Bolivia: Anez sentenced to ten years in prison

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [Canadian state media]

“Former Bolivian interim president Jeanine Anez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday on charges linked to her assumption of office in 2019 amid violent protests that led to the resignation and exile of her predecessor, Evo Morales. Anez was convicted of dereliction of duty and acting against the constitution when she proclaimed herself president in what Morales and his party have called a coup. Anez’s supporters deny it was a coup, saying Morales’s alleged abuse of power triggered a legitimate uprising in the streets.” (06/10/22)