Former interim president of Bolivia Jeanine Anez was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of carrying out a coup against her left-wing predecessor Evo Morales in 2019. La Paz first court announced the verdict of “guilt” for 10 years, to be served in a women’s prison in the capital, three months after the start of the trial and 15 months after the arrest of the former president.
The 54-year-old was punished “for the crimes of resolutions contrary to the Constitution and violation of duties”. In her defense of her, Anez said the court did not consider her evidence in her favor by claiming that she had “never sought power.”
The former president, who was tried for her actions as a senator, before assuming the Bolivian presidency on November 12, 2019, announced that she will appeal the sentence.