US, 'deeply concerned,' calls for Bolivia to free jailed ex-president

Washington (AFP) – The United States said Saturday it was “deeply concerned by growing signs of anti-democratic behavior” in Bolivia and urged La Paz to release former interim president Jeanine Anez and other ex-officials jailed over an alleged coup attempt.  A statement from Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington was adding its voice to those of the European Union, Bolivian Catholic bishops and several rights groups “who have publicly raised serious questions regarding the legality of these arrests… apparent violations of due process in their execution, and the highly politicized…

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