Peru: Castillo formally accused of the crimes of riot and conspiracy

Pedro Castillo is transferred to the jail the place the previous Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori is situated

The Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed this Wednesday that it has arrested the previous Peruvian communist president Pedro Castillo in Lima for the alleged crime of riot after asserting that he was dissolving Congress, decreeing an emergency authorities, the federal government by decree and calling new elections laws to alter the Constitution.

The Public Ministry has indicated that Castillo, in his capability as president, is accused of breaking the constitutional order, in such a manner that he has introduced that he’s getting ready to provoke proceedings based mostly on articles 346 and 349 of the Penal Code, for riot and conspiracy. .

Thus, the lawyer basic, Patricia Benavides Vargas –together with the supreme deputy prosecutor, Marco Huamán Muñoz, of the Specialized Area on Illicit Enrichment and Constitutional Complaints; and the superior prosecutor Marita Barreto Rivera, belonging to the Special Team towards Power Corruption– has supervised the arrest of the previous president. Castillo has gone to the workplace of the Prosecutor’s Office in Lima collectively together with his household and the previous prime minister, the Marxist, Aníbal Torres.

The Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences will proceed to hold out a authorized medical examination on Castillo’s present state of well being, reads the letter from the Public Ministry. Hours earlier than, the Peruvian lawyer basic expressed her rejection of the breach of the constitutional order, asserting the adoption of authorized actions.

“The worst hazard that we face immediately as a society is the ‘normalization of corruption’ (…) it’s a hazard as a result of it undermines the very foundations of social coexistence and constitutes a criminal offense that impacts human rights,” he declared, such and the way the company’s workplace picks it up.

Castillo is accused of tried coup

The Ombudsman’s Office has requested the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office to provoke corresponding legal actions towards the previous president for “tried coup d’état”. “It is as much as him to be prosecuted in accordance with present laws and with respect for due course of,” the entity has indicated by means of its social networks. In addition, the workplace has communicated that it verifies that the procedures supplied for within the regulation are being revered within the circumstances of Castillo’s detention.

“We be aware the very clear intention of former President Pedro Castillo to go down the trail of an unconstitutional closure of the Peruvian Congress, which is a coup d’état,” declared the Ombudsman, Eliana Revollar, as reported by the RPP radio station. .

Castillo admitted to Fujimori jail

The former president of Peru Pedro Castillo has been transferred tonight to the Barbadillo jail, in Ate, after the Prosecutor’s Office has opened proceedings towards him for riot and conspiracy. After spending a number of hours on the headquarters of the Prefecture in Lima, the ex-president has left accompanied by a robust police operation.

Castillo has been on the Los Cibeles police station, to lastly be transferred by helicopter to the Police Special Operations Directorate (Diroes), within the Ate district, the place he’ll stay for 48 hours and the place former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori can be being held. .