The minister of government, Carlos Eduardo del Castillo del Carpio, confirmed the arrest of ññez. According to state channel Bolivia TV, at least two of the former ministers have been detained.
CNN has not been able to use Aadhaar for the charges through the prosecutor’s office, but ezñez published on her Twitter account what she says are six pages of arrest warrants, including “terrorism,” “conspiracy” allegations. Lists “Raj – malignancy.”
In a series of tweets, ezñez stated, “MAS in an act of abuse and political oppression [Movement Towards Socialism] The government has ordered my arrest. “He said:” It is accusing me of participating in a coup that never happened. My prayers for Bolivia and for all Bolivians. “
Political tensions have been high in Bolivia since the 2019 election, with former President Ivo Morales being declared the winner, but international watchdogs alleged the results were fraudulent and the election was canceled. Morales, who led the country for nearly 14 years as the first indigenous president, claims he was ousted in a coup.
Áñez was the interim president for less than a year and vowed to hold a new presidential election in October 2020 after several presidential elections. Louis Ayers, Moss’ candidate, supported by Morales, won a resounding victory. Morales returned to Bolivia in November after spending nearly a year in exile in Argentina, following the victory of Ars.
Morales wrote on his official Twitter account on Saturday, “The author and fellow of the dictatorship who looted the economy and attacked life and democracy in Bolivia should be investigated and punished.”
Jose Miguel Vivanco, director of the Human Rights Watch Americas Division, said on Saturday, “There is no evidence in the arrest warrant against Aanz and his ministers that they have committed a crime of ‘terrorism’, for the reason” adding “, they are well Generate – it is suspected that this is a process based on political objectives. “
“We urge our friends and neighbors in Bolivia to guarantee due process of the principles of the American Convention and Inter-American Democratic Charter on all civil rights and human rights,” Julie Chung, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of the US State Department. The Western Hemisphere said on its official Twitter account on Saturday.
In addition to political tensions, Bolivia is also fighting the coronovirus epidemic. According to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, the worst-affected country in the region, has recorded more than 250,000 cases and nearly 12,000 deaths so far.