Janine Anez, the de facto president of Bolivia, refused to issue statements at the prosecutor’s office in La Paz, where she was transferred yesterday after her arrest in the coup case.
It turns out, in Prensa Latina, that Nez exploited his right to remain silent while taking data on crimes of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy, which were investigated in the framework of the coup d’état committed against President Evo Morales in 2019 and. The massacres in the cities of Sacaba (Cochabamba) and Cinqata (La Paz).
Employees from the ombudsman’s office have arrived at the department’s public prosecutor’s office to verify that the former president’s statements were carried out in accordance with the law, according to Bolivia TV.
The detainee was returned to the cells of the Special Forces for Combating Crime in La Paz, and the prosecution process is still awaiting him.
Hours earlier, in Trinidad, Beni Prefecture, Anez was found hidden in a box to avoid the intense police operation carried out as part of the investigations, according to local news.
Former de facto ministers lvaro Coimbra (Justice) and Rodrigo Guzmán (Energy), who were detained and tried in the same case, also agreed to remain silent before the Public Prosecutor’s office.
Arrest warrants were also issued for former officeholders Yerco Nونñez (from the Presidency), Arturo Murillo (from the government) and Luis Fernando Lopez (from the defense); The last two are not in Bolivia.
Ones told the media that his arrest constituted “political intimidation” by the ruling Socialist movement, but Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo denied that Anez, Coimbra and Guzmán’s concerns were responding to political persecution.
Del Castillo stated at a press conference that only one order issued by the Public Prosecution Office has been executed in a case investigated since December 2020.
“It is a process that has followed its course during the administration until today, and the judicial authorities will continue to investigate and determine the conditions of the people who have been arrested,” the prime minister said.