LA PAZ (Reuters) – Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez harmed herself by chopping her decrease arms whereas in jail on Saturday, her lawyer Norka Cuellar instructed native media after police reported what they categorized as tried suicide.
“This can be a cry for assist from the previous president. She feels very harassed,” the lawyer instructed reporters.
“The physician got here in and located her with the cuts. On her left wrist she has three cuts, they’ve sutured her,” Cuellar mentioned.
Anez was detained earlier this 12 months over accusations that she participated in a coup to oust longtime former President Evo Morales in 2019. She has denied the allegations and says she is a sufferer of political persecution. She is in jail whereas awaiting trial.
Inside Minister Eduardo del Castillo on Saturday confirmed that Anez had apparently tried to harm herself however was now in steady situation.
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“What occurred is throughout the definition of tried suicide,” Douglas Uzquiano, head of the particular anti-crime unit (FELCC) of the nationwide police, instructed native tv.
Anez was briefly taken to a hospital from jail on Wednesday, her third hospital journey in two weeks. Medical doctors mentioned she had a thorax examination and is affected by hypertension. She was later returned to jail.
(Reporting by Daniel Ramos, writing by Lucila Sigal and Hugh Bronstein; enhancing by Diane Craft and Chris Reese)
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