Jeanine Áñez reiterated her innocence during her hearing on her denial of freedom action and assured her that she did not kill or order anyone during her tenure in the country’s presidency; She also declared herself to be a woman of faith.
The ex-president detained in Miraflores prison checked the way she was arrested in Trinidad and asked if prosecutors and police were “stubborn” when they claimed she tried to flee the country. He said if that had been his intention, he would have done it as early as December, January or February of this year.
“But I was here, in my country, which I think I just did what I had to do. I have not exceeded anything at all, I am not a criminal, I have not killed anyone, nor would I have anyone killed because I am a believing woman, I am a Christian woman and I always want the best for my compatriots. he said.
Since the beginning of the trial against him for the crimes of sedition, terrorism and conspiracy, he has denounced the fact that, despite his fragile health, he had suffered a series of violations of his rights by the General Directorate of the Penitentiary System.
She also insisted that no evidence has yet been found accusing her of the crimes in the so-called “coup” case sponsored by former MP for the Movement for Socialism (MAS) Lidia Patty.
“We only demand that court orders be carried out, that is why the judiciary is so discredited, that is why nobody believes in justice, because it is extremely politicized and unfortunately one is completely defenseless because there is a court order and there is a political one.” Counter-order and that doesn’t seem fair to us because there is no justice like that, ”he added.
Áñez’s testimony came after days that the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) found in one of its conclusions that there had been “serious human rights violations” in the country between September and December 2019.
Controversial events in which the ex-president’s management was involved include the Senkata and Sacaba massacres. At least 37 people were killed and hundreds injured in different parts of the country.
For these cases, the Prosecutor General’s Office last month admitted that Áñez would be prosecuted for alleged crimes of genocide, serious and minor injuries, and injuries resulting in death.