Two days after receiving the request from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the government to provide information about the situation of former President Jeanine ñez and, in particular, her state of health, Justice Minister Iván Lima said yesterday that she had placed the order before the end of seven days meet the deadline.
The defense of Áñez urged the IACHR to take precautionary measures. On August 26, Luis Guillén, one of the ex-president’s attorneys, stated that the International Court of Justice had been appealed to “for the threats, harassment and attacks” against the life and personal integrity of the ex-authority “and for the lack of access.” to appropriate medical treatment “to restore their health.
Lima assured yesterday that “due process was followed and the maximum standard of protection set by the IACHR to protect the life and health of a person deprived of their liberty was observed.”
The Legal Adviser to the Permanent Assembly of Human Rights (Apdhb), Franco Albarracín, said the IACHR’s decision on a possible precautionary measure in favor of former President Áñez was binding and, if the state violated it, it could be brought before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I / A Court HR).
Last Wednesday, it became public knowledge that the IACHR had sent a note to the Bolivian Foreign Minister, Rogelio Mayta, asking for information on the status of the former president.
The request for information on Áñez is the first step the IAMR took after the defense request.
The IACHR enacts precautionary measures for a state to protect a person if it believes that they are “in a serious and urgent situation in which they are suffering irreparable harm”.
However, Lima insisted that due care had been taken in the Áñez case and does not believe that his motion will lead to a favorable outcome for his goals.
“If you do an analysis of all the cases in which the Inter-American Commission participates, it is unlikely that this case could have a positive outcome for Ms. Áñez, since due process issues are not part of the cases in which she is involved; They usually deal with death penalty cases, cases where a person’s life is at risk (…) and not when due process is in place, ”he noted.
When asked about the scope of the IACHR’s decision in the event that it grants Áñez precautionary measures, lawyer Albarracín told the news portal Brújula Digital that the verdict was binding and binding on the Bolivian state. In that case, Áñez would benefit as she would not have to be detained to defend herself in the following two due process, one for terrorism, sedition, and conspiracy, and the other for breach of duty and violating constitutional and law resolutions. .
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La Paz Second Anti-Corruption Judge Andrés Zabaleta decided yesterday to reject Jeanine Áñez’s request to leave Miraflores Prison in La Paz, where he is in preventive detention and charged with terrorism, sedition and conspiracy, according to the allegations There is a risk of flight and obstruction of justice.
The court decision was taken at a hearing to end the preventive detention requested by Áñez’s defense on the basis of medical certificates recommending hospitalization for health reasons.
During the virtual hearing, the judge pointed out that although the other parties to the proceedings had these certificates from Áñez’s doctors, the other party to the proceedings had indicated that they would receive 24/7 medical care.