The Bolivian Government Minister, Carlos del Castillo, inaugurated Patricia Hermosa on Tuesday, as director of the General Service of Personal Identification (Segip), after recalling her arrest on January 31 during the coup d’état perpetrated against the former president, Evo Morales.
“She was illegally detained just for rendering her professional services during the Morales government,” del Castillo said, who in turn highlighted the “bravery, courage and rebellion” of Hermosa “in the face of the persecution of regimes that do not respect human rights. “.
Hermosa was the ex-president’s chief of staff and lawyer, while she was in charge of registering Morales’s candidacy as senator for the department of Cochabamba for the general elections held last October and which was finally disqualified by a constitutional court.
Bolivian politics thanked Evo in his speech, who stressed that he taught him “to serve the people from five in the morning until late at night with Bolivia as the main objective of life.”
Likewise, he promised to “reroute” the work of the Segip in order to guarantee the right of Bolivians to access an official identity document.
Hermosa was detained by the de facto government of Jeanine Áñez and investigated for the alleged crimes of terrorism and sedition when she had telephone conversations with the former president during and after the coup in November 2019.