From the Barbadillo jail in Lima, the previous Peruvian president Pedro Castillo has ratified earlier than the Mexican ambassador in Peru, Pablo Monroy, his request for asylum to the Mexican authorities, as confirmed by the Mexican international minister, Marcelo Ebrard, on his Twitter account.
“Ambassador Pablo Monroy stories to me from Lima that he was in a position to meet with Pedro Castillo within the Penitentiary Center. He discovered him bodily nicely and within the firm of his lawyer,” Ebrard wrote. “We have proceeded to provoke consultations with the Peruvian authorities. I’ll hold you knowledgeable,” he continued.
The ex-president will stay detained, at the least, till subsequent December 13, as ordered this Thursday by a supreme decide who declared the fiscal requirement that requested this measure based whereas the previous president is investigated for the alleged fee of the crime of revolt. Castillo introduced final Wednesday the dissolution of Congress and the institution of a nationwide emergency authorities, which was broadly interpreted as a coup and precipitated his dismissal by Parliament for “everlasting ethical incapacity.”
Ambassador Pablo Monroy stories to me from Lima that he was in a position to meet with Pedro Castillo on the Penitentiary Center at 1:20 p.m. He discovered him bodily nicely and within the firm of his lawyer.
— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) December 8, 2022 “Asylum for unfounded persecution”
The lawyer of the previous Peruvian president, Víctor Gilbert Pérez Liendo, had despatched a letter to the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, wherein he requested “to think about granting asylum” to Castillo for “the unfounded persecution of justice our bodies which have taken on a politician in his actions.
Thus, the defender requested the Mexican chief to comply with the asylum request “as a result of it protects his life and integrity.” “They intend to prosecute him for mere bulletins of will or intention that don’t represent any legal offense (at most preparatory acts),” in accordance with the letter despatched by Pérez Liendo.
The lawyer has assured that “these our bodies” have “created a local weather of maximum defenselessness and purely political persecution of anybody who thinks otherwise from the oligarchic group that guidelines over all of the nation’s establishments.” “They haven’t even allowed me entry to him regardless of having recognized me as his protection lawyer, so the intense danger he’s in is obvious,” he stated within the letter addressed to López Obrador.
Castillo is being held within the Barbadillo jail in Lima, the identical one the place former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) is serving a 25-year jail sentence.