The hearing on the arrest of Áñez was suspended

The judiciary suspended the hearing to end the preventive detention requested by the defense of former President Jeanine Áñez.

The hearing was virtually scheduled for 1:00 p.m., but was suspended due to technical failures, reported the Unitel network.

According to Áñez’s lawyers, the hearing did not take place because the Webex virtual platform was not available because the institution had not paid the monthly fee for using the software.

The hearing was called by the second investigating magistrate for the fight against corruption and violence against women, Andrés Zabaleta, in the context of the prosecution of the ex-president for the alleged breach of duty.

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This trial was “split off” from the “coup” trial at the request of the President of the Senate, Andrónico Rodríguez, who accused the ex-president of committing crimes of negligence, unconstitutional and unlawful decisions. , Anticipation and expansion of functions and others.

Áñez’s lawyers have filed a lawsuit to allow the ex-president to attend a hearing and is found to be free to defend herself.

Áñez has been in preventive detention since last March, charged with the alleged coup in 2019.

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