Bolivian general Juan José Zúñiga was sentenced to six months in preventive detention for his participation in a failed coup attempt against the government, a prominent prosecutor said Friday (28).

Bolivia’s Attorney General’s Office requested the detention due to the gravity of the events, with the support of other government agencies such as the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of the Interior, according to information released by CNN, citing state prosecutor Cesar Siles.

The move marks a significant step forward in the ongoing investigation. Zúñiga led military units that massed in La Paz’s main square, attempting to access the presidential palace and Bolivian Congress. He faces charges of terrorism and armed insurrection, the country’s public prosecutor’s office announced.


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