Government of Bolivia appeals ruling on Jeanine Áñez case | News
The Government of Bolivia appealed the decision of two courts not to try by ordinary means the former de facto president Jeanine Áñez, who was recognized as the country's constitutional president; Given this and through the Minister of Justice, Iván Lima, appeals and amendments were presented.
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Both courts, one in El Alto and the other in Sacaba, declared themselves incompetent to judge Áñez, who on this occasion is accused of genocide for the death of civilians during the period of crisis that the country experienced in 2019, after the coup. of State against the then constitutional president Evo Morales.
"They have already presented the respective appeals, this means that as long as the departmental courts of justice do not rule through their criminal chambers on this situation that has occurred, we cannot say that these decisions have a legal effect, they have remained suspended," the official declared.
He also added that: “The Government considers that there was an excess of sentencing by both courts. The issue of competition has already been the subject of presentations made by former senator Jeanine Áñez, which have already been rejected.”
Regarding the decision made by the judges in both courts favorable to Áñez, Lima declared that the Government is “respectful of the independence of the judges”, and until the amendment and appeal resources presented by the Ministry of Justice are resolved. , no action can be taken against them.
“Who is doing Áñez a favor,” activist and representative of Senkata victims, David Inca, told local media. “It seems that we are walking with the enemy (…) this man is doing Áñez a great favor,” added Inca.
The former de facto president had already been sentenced to 10 years in prison for violating several regulations before proclaiming herself president after the coup coup that removed Morales from power.
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