Ex-President Jeanine Anez of Bolivia Sentenced to 10 Years for 2019 Coup

Former Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez was sentenced to 10 years in prison for orchestrating a 2019 coup that brought her to power, and ousted then president Evo Morales.

Anez, 54, was convicted on Friday 10 June for making “decisions contrary to the constitution” and for “dereliction of duty”.

Anez maintains her innocence, her defense counsel indicated that the verdict would be appealed to international bodies to seek justice.

Also sentenced to o 10 years in prison each by the court:  former Armed Forces commander Williams Kaliman, and ex-police commandant, Vladimir Calderon.

Four other former military officers received lesser sentences.

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