Bolivia’s former interim president, Jeanine Añez, said Friday that she and several allies face arrest following the issuance of a warrant accusing her of terrorism and sedition in connection with the 2019 ouster of her predecessor, former president Evo Morales.
“The political persecution has begun,” Ms. Añez wrote on Twitter, alongside an image of the warrant. The authorities placed her under arrest Saturday morning in her hometown, Trinidad, and transported her to the capital, La Paz.
Bolivia has been mired in political turmoil since late 2019, when Mr. Morales, a divisive and transformative socialist leader who was the country’s first Indigenous president, sought a fourth term in office.
The presidential campaign ended in a contested vote count, deadly protests and calls by the military for Mr. Morales to leave. He fled the country, and many called it a coup. Others accused his government of trying to rig the vote, to show him winning by a wide enough margin to avoid a runoff.
“Political persecution” lol.
You don’t have to defend the later years of Evo Morales to want Añez and the rest of the coup leaders seriously punished for their crimes. You love to see it.