Bolivian Justice issues new charges against Jeanine Añez 

Edited by Ed Newman
2021-03-15 21:05:19


Bolivian Justice Ministry filed another charge against coup president Jeanine Añez, this time for violation of the right to freedom of expression. | Photo: EFE

La Paz, March 15 (RHC)-- Iván Lima, Minister of Justice and Institutional Transparency of Bolivia, from the official Facebook account of that institution reported on Monday about the formalization of new charges against the former de facto president Jeanine Añez and collaborators of the former president.

"This morning in the city of Sucre, four accusatory proposals have been presented in relation to serious acts of corruption that took place during the administration of the de facto government presided by Mrs. Añez," announced the Bolivian high official during a press conference.

At the same time, the Ministry of Justice announced through a press release published on its official website that the other legal actions brought against Añez have to do with the crime of economic damage to the State. 

Likewise, the Ministry of Justice filed another charge against the former coup president, this time for violation of the right to freedom of expression when Añez put into effect Supreme Decree 4200, which used the COVID-19 pandemic as a pretext to penalize citizens' freedoms.

At the same time, the ministry states that for the crimes of Undue Use of Influence, Resolutions Contrary to the Constitution and Antieconomic Conduct, and other crimes, José Abel Martínez (former Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy) and Adhemar Guzmán Ballivian (former Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy) are accused before the Attorney General's Office.

These responsibilities also apply to José Luis Parada Rivero (former Minister of Economy and Public Finance) and Guillermo Aponte Reyes Ortiz (former Executive President of the Central Bank of Bolivia).


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