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The prosecutors in the “coup d’état” decided, upon request, to conduct a psychological examination of former President Jeanine Áñez, who has been in preventive detention since March.

According to the application signed on September 8 by prosecutors Omar Mejillones and Lupe Zabala, two forensic psychology experts from the Forensic Research Institute (IDIF) were hired to conduct the study.

The prosecutors instructed Añez to determine his emotional and affective state, his cognitive state, his mental state and to make recommendations in this regard.

The document provides for a period of 15 days from the notification before the results of the opinion are transmitted to the public prosecutor.

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The application for an expert opinion was made as part of the procedure for unlawful criminal offenses and unlawful decisions, which is being drawn up in an anti-corruption court. This is the second case against Áñez in the so-called coup d’état.

According to the certificate from Áñez’s doctors, the ex-president suffers from psychological depression with suicidal thoughts. This conclusion was drawn after the former president was injured in Miraflores prison.


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