Being a politician in Bolivia is a more dangerous crime than a drug trafficker – Ser político en Bolivia es un delito más peligroso que narcotraficante

Hatred, abuse, revenge, torture, political vendetta

Jeanine Añez, El Diario:

Former president Jeanine Añez affirmed that in Bolivia the exercise of politics has become a more dangerous crime than drug trafficking or pedophilia, alluding to the persecution she denounces against her.

“Again I am trying to have the possibility to defend myself in freedom, because in our country, especially for all political prisoners, the general rule is preventive detention and the exception is to defend oneself in freedom,” reads the former president’s Twitter account after a new hearing they denied her request to defend herself in freedom.

“Being a politician in our country has become a more dangerous crime than being a drug trafficker or being a pedophile,” she adds.

Añez has been in preventive detention for 11 months because she allegedly led the alleged “coup d’état” against Evo Morales in 2019.

She later began another process for another case called “coup d’état II” because she would have assumed the presidency of Bolivia in an irregular manner and would have issued “resolutions contrary to the Constitution and the laws.”

However, her defense denounced violations of her rights and due process because there would be no evidence to prove that she committed the crimes for which she is accused.

The former president appealed her arrest on several occasions and all her requests to defend herself in freedom were rejected.

La expresidenta Jeanine Añez afirmó que en Bolivia el ejercicio de la política se ha convertido en un delito más peligroso que el narcotráfico o la pedofilia en alusión a la persecución que denuncia en su contra.

«Nuevamente estoy tratando de tener la posibilidad defenderme en libertad, porque en nuestro país, sobre todo para todos los presos políticos, la regla general es la detención preventiva y la excepción es defenderse en libertad» se lee en la cuenta de Twitter de la exmandataria después de que una nueva audiencia le negaron el pedido de defenderse en libertad.

«Ser político en nuestro país se ha convertido en un delito más peligroso que ser narcotraficante o ser un pedófilo» complementa.

Añez permanece detenida de manera preventiva hace 11 meses porque supuestamente lideró el supuesto «golpe de Estado» en contra de Evo Morales en 2019.

Después se le inició otro proceso por otro caso llamado «golpe de Estado II» porque habría asumido la presidencia de Bolivia de manera irregular y habría emitido «resoluciones contrarias a la Constitución y las leyes».

No obstante, su defensa denunció vulneraciones a sus derechos y al debido proceso porque no habría pruebas para demostrar que cometió los delitos por los que se la acusa.

La exmandataria apeló en varias oportunidades su detención y todas sus peticiones de defenderse en libertad fueron rechazadas.

https://www.eldiario.net/portal/2022/01/27/ser-politico-en-bolivia-es-un-delito-mas-peligroso-que-narcotraficante/

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