Request for the clearance of the accounts of the former President Áñez

La Paz’s 10th Criminal Investigation Court today denied the defense request of former President Jeanine Áñez to unblock her bank accounts, according to lawyer Luis Guillén, quoted by El Deber.

The account freezing procedure was carried out after the former authority was arrested. Prosecutors previously administered the Financial System Supervisory Authority (ASFI) to “freeze checking accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term deposits, credit cards in local currency and foreign currency nationally registered”.

The trial was carried out, and although the defense had made the request, it refused. After Áñez’s defense, they consider this rejection to be a new violation of the rights of the former president.

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Áñez was arrested in mid-March and is serving a six month sentence while the 2019 events are being investigated.

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