May 23, 2022

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Protesters prevent Jeanine Annes, who was on a hunger strike, from being admitted to hospital

Protesters close to the government in Bolivia prevented former President Jeanine Añez from being admitted to hospital on Friday, February 18. Imprisoned since March 2021 And has been on a hunger strike since February 9, and the judge ordered him admitted to hospital.

Hundreds of supporters of the Presidential Party for the Movement for Socialism (MAS, Left) surrounded and chanted slogans around the prison in La Paz, the former interim leader (2019-2020). “She’s not going out!” »,« Killer! ⁇ And “Thirty years in prison! ⁇.

The former president who considers himself “Political prisoner”Should be “Emergency treatment” At a hospital in the capital due to that “His health is bad”As per the court order.

“If a pressure group is allowed to win on a judge’s verdict, we are not really in a legal position.”His lawyer, George Walta, said protesters threw eggs at him.

The Director of Prisons informed the court considering the situation “Material is impossible” M. to changeMe Anees and the judge went to the jail and ordered the doctors to treat them “Against His Will”.

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He was accused of leading a “conspiracy”

M OpponentsMe Anes clashed with police as supporters of the right-wing ex-president tried to remove a tent erected to demand his release. The forces of order finally gave up and the tent was burned. Supporters of the former leader then retreated, throwing eggs at other protesters.

MMe Añez was accused of leading “Rebellion” Against left-wing former President Evo Morales in November 2019 (2006-2019).

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Read more The article is reserved for our subscribers Evo Morales, still ubiquitous in Bolivian politics

On November 12, 2019, the Conservative senator announced himself as the interim president of Bolivia. Mr. In support of the vacuum of power caused by the resignations of Morales and his constitutional heirs: Vice President, Speaker of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

A month ago, Mr Morales faced a wave of protests following his re-election for a fourth term. Abandoned by the army and police, he resigned and was deported.

Read more The article is reserved for our subscribers In Bolivia, opposition parties have condemned the arrest of Jeanine Anes as “justice under orders”.

After playing for a year, Mr.Me MAS candidate in the October 2020 presidential election, Mr. Añez recognized the victory of Luis Arce, the dolphin of the Morales, and handed over power to him.

World with AFP