This Monday the third session of the trial was established by ordinary means against the former de facto president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, which has been in process since last February with several incidents that have caused interruptions.
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Hearing against Ánez in Bolivia suspended until April 4
Along with the former de facto president, there are eight defendants, whose lawyers presented the incident and exceptions on the day. At least five of the incidents presented seek to annul the ordinary route of the judicial process.
Among these claims, one stands out that requests the face-to-face and not virtual celebration of the sessions as it has been happening. In addition, they state that the order to open the process is a copy of the prosecution’s accusation against the defendants and that, therefore, this should also be annulled.
Last week the virtual hearing that was focused on resolving the legal incidents presented by the group of lawyers was suspended.
This battery of incidents and exceptions was previously announced by the defense of the defendants and their objective is to hinder the process from resuming in its final stage, which has the presentation of charges and discharge, both of the accusatory party and of the accused.
For the defense, all these questions to the judicial procedure, which are going to be raised throughout the installation period and prior to the sentencing, must be resolved.
For her part, the leader of the Association of Victims of the Senkata Massacre in Bolivia, Gloria Quisbeth, rejected the stagnation of the trial against the former president. “So far, she is not being tried for her deaths during her rule,” she said.
Due to fainting and nervous breakdown of former senator Jeanine Añez, the hearing of the trial in which she is accused of transgressing the Constitution and other laws 15 times before proclaiming herself president of Bolivia in Nov. 2019 was suspended until April 4. @ConexiontlSUR pic.twitter.com/hF4yJ048iJ
– Freddy Morales (@FreddyteleSUR)
March 28, 2022
Quisbeth expressed “sorrow” in relation to the relatives of about 36 fatal victims of firearms in Sacaba, Cochabamba, Senkata, department of La Paz and Yacapaní in Santa Cruz.
“There is no judgment of responsibilities, there are no suspects, no detainees, nor were those responsible for the deaths identified,” he argued and reiterated that these crimes constitute an obligation for the state to be clarified.
Áñez answers before the law for 15 violations of the law and the Constitution before proclaiming herself head of state in November 2019. Along with former ministers Álvaro Coímbra and Rodrigo Guzmán, in addition to police and military chiefs, she faces crimes of sedition, conspiracy and terrorism in the case called Coup d’etat I.
After the signing of Decree 4078, violence broke out in the country that left 40 dead and hundreds injured. With the norm, all the repressive forces were exonerated from criminal responsibility for their actions against the popular protests of that time.
The former governor is in preventive detention at the Miraflores Women’s Penitentiary Center in La Paz, where she has been for more than a year. Currently, she is in a wheelchair and without health complications due to her constant nervous breakdowns.
Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983
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