Bolivian court denies Áñez impeachment trial as ex-president

A Bolivian court on Thursday rejected an appeal filed by former interim president Jeanine Áñez to allow her to be defended in an impeachment trial rather than before the ordinary courts for the accusations of terrorism and sedition.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Justice subjected to power. The 2nd Criminal Chamber of the Court of La Paz denied the ex-President's right to a trial of accountability [impeachment] and maintains her detention with no crime. Outrageous," reads a message posted on the former interim president's social media accounts managed by her relatives.

"I denounce before Bolivia and the international community that I am a victim of procedural and political violence," the post adds.

Áñez has been in prison for half a year as part of a lawsuit brought against her at the behest of the government, which . . .

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