The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) informed the Bolivian government of the precautionary measures motion that is being processed for former President Jeanine Áñez and her daughter Carolina Ribera. The agency asked the State Department for information on the health status and health of the former president.
“Pursuant to Rule 25 (5) of the IACHR’s Rules of Procedure and without prejudice to the possible granting of precautionary measures, I comply with Your Excellency’s request to send this Secretariat within 7 days of receipt of this communication the information it deems appropriate on the date of the Petitioners mentioned situation “
The IACHR requested the State Department to report on its comments on the request for precautionary measures; Information on the proposed beneficiary’s physical and mental health status and access to medical care; the measures taken by the state to protect the rights of the proposed beneficiary; Information on current detention conditions; all other relevant information.
The call for precautionary measures was made by Juan Carlos Gutiérrez in the face of “physical and mental illnesses that are not being adequately cared for by the government”.
The ex-president has been in custody since March last year and is accused of the alleged “coup” of 2019.