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European Parliament demands release of Jeanine Áñez in Bolivia

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  On Thursday, April 29th, the majority of the European Parliament condemned the detention of ex-interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Áñez and called on the Bolivian authorities to release her and 2 of her ministers and other imprisoned politicians, as well as to drop the politically motivated charges against them.

The condemnatory resolution was passed by 396 votes in favor, 267 against and 28 abstentions, considers Áñez and her former collaborators "political prisoners", and "denounces and condemns their arbitrary and illegal detention."

Áñez has been in preventive detention for over a month for the "coup d . . .

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