Bolivian court extends preventive detention of Áñez for six more months

Áñez, who was Bolivia's transitional president from 2019 to 2020, was apprehended on March 6 at her residence and is accused of sedition and terrorism.

, Bolivian court extends preventive detention of  Áñez for six more months

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Áñez will spend at least a year in prison after a judge decided today, August 3, to extend the period of preventive detention for six more months, a week after the former president completed five months in prison in La Paz.

Áñez, who was Bolivia’s transitional president from 2019 to 2020, was apprehended on March 6 at her residence in the Amazonian department of Beni and is accused of sedition and terrorism in the case known as “coup d’état” during the political crisis faced by Bolivia in 2019.