LIMA ( Associated Press) – A mission from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will return to Peru in January to complete an assessment of the country’s situation after the turmoil that ousted President Pedro Castillo, left 27 dead and hundreds injured. Were.
“Peru has formalized an invitation for a high-level mission from the IACHR to carry out its work in full cooperation with the Peruvian authorities, based on the work done in the technical visit from 20 to 22 December, It was published. VC on Tuesday
He said the mission would visit Peru in January, to be defined by the two sides.
An IACHR delegation visited last week to assess the political and social crisis. Last Thursday he met with Castillo in the prison where he lives in Lima and later with his relatives. He was also accompanied by President Dina Boluarte, who was Castillo’s successor; Ombudsman, representatives of human rights organizations, President of Congress, Governor, Army Chief and relatives of the deceased.
Castillo has filed a precautionary measure with the IACHR alleging that there were irregularities in his arrest. His lawyer Wilfredo Robles has expressed concern about the alleged delay on the part of the IACHR in addressing that appeal.
Protests broke out in Peru after Congress removed Castillo as president after he tried to dissolve parliament. The former governor was arrested and remains in jail while authorities investigate him for alleged rebellion and conspiracy. The protesters demand new elections, the shutdown of Congress and the resignation of Boluaarte. Those closest to Castillo also demand his release.