The parliamentary commission will not visit Áñez because of a possible Covid-19 outbreak in Miraflores prison

The Chamber of Deputies Human Rights Commission announced on Wednesday the suspension of the visit of former President Jeanine Añez over a possible outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Miraflores prison in La Paz, where the former is in preventive detention.

The decision was made known through a statement that requires:

“The current human rights commission of the Chamber of Deputies planned to visit the citizen Jeanine Añez Chavez; However, a telephone notification from the department director of La Paz prison found that the Miraflores Feminine Penitentiary Center was suspected of having a Covid-19 outbreak; For this reason and to protect the health of the inmates, the staff of the center mentioned and the parliamentarians, this activity was discontinued ”.

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It is also made clear that the institution guarantees the respect, promotion and validity of human rights.

These clarifications relate to the letter Áñez published yesterday on social networks in which he refused to visit the parliamentary commission, asserting that it was politicized and would not protect his human rights or health.

The ex-president has been in preventive detention in Miraflores prison in La Paz since March because of the alleged 2019 coup.

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