12 June 2022

Bolivian Former President Jeanine Áñez sentenced over 'coup'.

Former Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez has been sentenced to 10 years in jail over what prosecutors say was a coup to oust her predecessor Evo Morales.

A court found Áñez, who was in office in 2019-20, guilty of making "decisions contrary to the constitution".

Áñez has repeatedly said she is the victim of a political vendetta.

Mr Morales quit and fled Bolivia after the chief of the army urged him to step down amid protests over allegations of vote rigging.

Áñez, 54, was convicted by the court in La Paz on Friday. The court said she would serve her term in a women's prison in the city.

The former president has denounced what she describes as political persecution by Mr Morales' Mas Socialist party.

Source: www.bbc.com

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