LIMA ( Associated Press) – The Peruvian government is preparing compensation or support for relatives of those killed in protests following the ouster of President Pedro Castillo, Peru’s Justice and Human Rights Minister Jose Tello announced Saturday. The government has reported 27 deaths in the seizure.
Tello clarified that after Castillo, President Dina Boluarte, and Prime Minister Alberto Otarola, at the request of former minister Alberto Otarola, a multisectoral commission “to look into the issue of compensation or solidarity with what we are going to give to the bereaved”. Will constitute Defense. by the armed forces.
He specified that the commission, which will meet on Tuesday, will include representatives from various ministries and civil society organizations such as the National Human Rights Coordinator, and two representatives of victims.
Compensation seeks “to reduce in some way because a human life is precious, it is only to reduce some of the needs,” argued Tello.
In a long televised message for Christmas, Boluaarte once again mourned the deaths at the start of his government and asked citizens who want to protest to do so peacefully and to identify themselves with those “groups”. Do not allow “uses” that seek to generate violence. country”.
Twenty-seven people died and hundreds were injured after Congress removed Castillo as president after he tried to dissolve parliament with a televised message.
The former governor was arrested and is being held in a jail in Lima 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.