Prosecutor of the Nation formalizes preparatory investigation against Pedro Castillo after frustrated self-coup Código Lista

The National Prosecutor Patricia Benavidesmade official this Tuesday the preparatory investigation against Pedro Castillo after his self-coup attempt, for which he is now empowered to request preventive detention for the crime of rebellion, conspiracy to commit a crime, abuse of authority and serious disturbance of public peace.

Benavides also included for the same crimes Anibal Torres, former adviser to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. the supreme judge Juan Carlos Chequeleywho assumed jurisdiction in the case, approved the decision after noting that Parliament lifted the jurisdiction of Castillo, who was arrested in flagrante delicto last Wednesday.

The document that formalizes the investigation indicates that, according to the New Criminal Procedure Code, the Public Ministry can request before the Judiciary “measures limiting rights in general.” The term of the preparatory investigation is eight months.

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The Public Ministry recorded the statements of Castillo’s former ministers, who claimed to have seen Torres with the ousted former president, minutes before La Nación’s December 7 message.

Castle He is seven days away from his preliminary detention in the National Division of Special Operations (Dinoes), after an appeals court declared his request for freedom unfounded while protests persist that have left six dead and 200 injured since Sunday.

Judge César San Martín resolved to “declare the appeal filed by the defendant’s defense unfounded”, who requested his release before the expiration of this term.

The magistrate pointed out in the sentence that there is a risk of flight, since Castle He tried to reach the Mexican embassy to request asylum after being rejected by Congress.

the master of the field He was arrested last Wednesday, after his failed self-coup and subsequent dismissal by Congress. Then, Vice President Dina Boluarte immediately assumed command, as established by the Constitution.

castle and towers They called a demonstration in the Diroes for this Wednesday, December 14, the day the arrest of the former president expires.

“Tomorrow they will release me. I wait for you in the Diroes to accompany you in a big hug ”, reads a letter in his own handwriting published by the former president on his Twitter account.

“Tomorrow, Wednesday 12/14 at noon, our brother Pedro Castillo will be released. Compatriots, I summon you so that, together with the Social Organizations, go to the Diroes to receive him and accompany him”, seconded, for his part, one of his closest advisers denounced for “disturbance of Justice” and rebellion.

On this day, Judge César San Martín read the resolution that rejected Castillo’s appeal and, therefore, confirmed his detention, which expires on Wednesday before 2:00 p.m.

The magistrate said that Castle faces a crime punishable by between 5 and 10 years in prison, and that, as proposed by the Prosecutor’s Office, so far, is “sufficient” to be prosecuted for the crime of attempted rebellion or conspiracyafter the public pronouncement of December 7 in which he announced a series of measures considered a self-coup.

Meanwhile, the Armed Forces patrol along with the Police the streets of various cities under a state of emergency. The demonstrations against Boluarte continue and there are numerous blocked roads in 13 of the 24 regions of the country.

Meanwhile, Lima is the scene of clashes between radical demonstrators and police, while agrarian and indigenous unions began an “indefinite strike” demanding general elections.


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