Judiciary of Peru reiterates provisional detention for Pedro Castillo

The former president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, will remain in provisional prison according to the decision of the country's judiciary

The Judiciary of Peru has dismissed the ‘habeas corpus’ that sought to annul the provisional detention of former President Pedro Castillo, accused of the alleged crimes of aggravated criminal organization, aggravated influence peddling and simple collusion.

The Sixth Constitutional Court of the Supreme Court of Lima has declared this Monday inadmissible the appeal presented by the National Federation of Lawyers of Peru, whose objective was to declare as null the resolution that requests provisional detention for the former president. In addition to requesting his reinstatement as president, the annulment of all judicial, administrative and legislative resolutions related to the dissolution of Congress.

The magistrate, Gisela Ocaña Chalco, has denied the accusations of the former president, who in his appeal argued that there had been a violation of his right to individual liberty, and that provisional detention hindered his right to present a defense.

Ocaña has recalled: “We are facing preventive detention that is temporary”, and has reproached the lawyers of the National Federation of Lawyers of Peru who have presented this appeal “unreasonably, with ignorance of the constitutional principles and values” and to the “margin of respect for fundamental rights”, according to the newspaper ‘La República’.

Castillo is in jail after the Justice ruled 18 months of preventive detention against him after the announcement made on December 7 of the dissolution of Congress and the establishment of an emergency government.

Source: dpa

(Reference image source: Presidency of Peru, Europa Press)

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