Prosecutors made it clear this Thursday that the request for information from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in the case of former President Jeanine Áñez is addressed to the executive branch, i.e. the government, and not the public ministry, within seven days.
The clarification was made by the Secretary General of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Edwin Quispe, who referred to rumors that would exist in the sense that the Department of Public Relations was responsible for determining the situation requested by the IACHR.
“The tenor of the note sent by the Commission clearly points to the executive as a point of reference. At this moment the executive has this request from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in their hands. During those seven days they are calling for order or they are for the executive, “Quispe said.
In a letter to Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta, the IACHR requested information on Añez’s detention situation and state of health within seven days, as a request for precautionary measures was pending.
Prosecutor Quispe stated that, according to the norm, the State Department cannot determine the procedural situation of an investigator, including Añez, because the judicial body is examining the applications of those who consider their rights tainted.
Añez has been incarcerated since March and suffers from high blood pressure and depression, which can lead to an assassination attempt. His defense and family complain that he has suffered inhuman treatment and physical and emotional torture. The prison regime rejects the allegations, insists that the ex-president is in stable health and that she is looked after like no other inmate.