The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

The Congress of Peru approves to indict ex-president Pedro Castillo for criminal organization and other crimes


The Plenary of the Congress of Peru approved to constitutionally accuse former President Pedro Castillo of criminal organization, influence peddling and collusion.

Nasralla defends that the coup leader was Castillo, not Boluarte 1:38

(CNN Spanish) ––

The plenary session of the Peruvian Congress approved the constitutional accusation of former President Pedro Castillo for criminal organization, influence peddling and collusion.

The Legislature approved the draft resolution with 59 votes in favor —of the 50 required—, 23 against and three abstentions.

Leftist representatives, such as the Peru Libre party, which nominated Castillo for the Presidency, voted against impeaching him.

The document approved in parliament is based on the constitutional complaint that the National Prosecutor, Patricia Benavides, presented last October for the three alleged crimes and based on three of the six investigations that the Prosecutor's Office opened against Castillo.

  • Subcommittee of the Congress of Peru admits a complaint by the Prosecutor's Office against President Castillo for alleged crimes of corruption

The constitutional accusation allows two processes to be carried out in parliament: the impeachment, which seeks to disqualify the official or former public officials, and the preliminary trial, which is an authorization from Congress that makes it possible, through votes, to make him available to the public. Justice.


The document approved in plenary will be sent to the nation's prosecutor, who with this will be able to move on to the next stage of their investigations and initiate criminal proceedings against Castillo, who would later be tried by the Supreme Court.

The ex-president decided not to personally offer his defenses in the plenary session.

His lawyer, Eduardo Pachas, maintained that Castillo is innocent.

  • Congress of Peru once again rejects bills to advance elections

“I asked the Plenary of Congress, what is the purpose of a criminal organization?

And I answer: the purpose of a criminal organization is economic benefit, money, profit," said the lawyer, arguing that within the scheme exposed by Congress there is no "economic arm."

"Where is the bank account in the name of Pedro Castillo Terrones with a single product from the criminal organization?" Questioned the defense.

Congress of PeruPedro Castillo

Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2023-02-18

You may like

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2023-05-29T09:13:12.102Z
News/Politics 2023-05-29T06:20:53.392Z


© Communities 2019 - Privacy

The information on this site is from external sources that are not under our control.
The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.