Janine Anez was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for an act in violation of the Bolivian constitution by declaring herself president in 2019, after the coup against Evo Morales.
In the Coup d’Etat II case, La Paz First Anti-Corruption Court unanimously convicted the former president de factoWho reiterated his innocence in the recent allegations.
“I did what I had to do, I took the presidency out of commitment (…) I feel proud, and I would do it again if I had the chance,” said Anez, who has been in protective custody since March. 2021.
Six former army and police chiefs were also tried for the events of 2019.
The former chief of police, Yuri Calderon, and the former chief of the armed forces, William Kleiman, were sentenced to 10 years in prison; The former chief of the Military General Staff, Flavio Gustavo Arce, was sentenced to two years in prison; The former army commander, Reverend Mendeta, for three years, and Jorge Fernandez, the former Inspector General of the Bolivian High Command, to four.
The Minister of the Interior, Eduardo del Castillo, noted, “Today made history. Ms. Jeanine Anez was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the second Golby case for self-proclamation and violation of the rules of constitutional succession in our country in 2019, in the coup.”
The Minister of Justice, Ivan Lima, stated that “the crucial stage in the process of restoring democracy has been completed”.
(With information from Europe Press)