Peru: IACHR will once again complete mission on protests

LIMA (HPD) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will return to Peru with a mission in January to finish its evaluation of the situation in that territory due to the upheaval that followed the removal of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, which left 27 dead and Hundreds of wounded, the government of the Andean country announced on Monday.

“Peru has formalized an invitation to a high-level mission of the IACHR so that, based on the work carried out in the technical visit from December 20 to 22, it completes its work, with the full collaboration of the Peruvian authorities,” it published. Chancellery.

He added that this mission will visit Peru on a date in January that both parties will define.

An IACHR delegation made a visit to Peru last week to assess the political crisis and upheaval, which is now in a partial truce for the end of the year holidays.

Last Thursday, he met with Castillo in the prison that houses him in Lima and later with his relatives. The first shares seclusion with former President Alberto Fujimori.

He was also with President Dina Boluarte, who succeeded Castillo; the Ombudsman, Eliana Revollar; representatives of human rights organizations; the president of the Congress, José Williams, and his board of directors; regional governors; military chiefs; authorities of the justice system; victims and relatives of the deceased

Castillo has filed a request for a precautionary measure with the IACHR alleging that there were irregularities in his imprisonment. His lawyer, Wilfredo Robles, has expressed concern about an alleged delay on the part of the IACHR in addressing this appeal.

The protests in Peru, which have caused 27 deaths and hundreds of injuries, were triggered after Castillo was removed from the presidency by Congress after trying to dissolve this state power with a television message. The ex-governor was arrested and remains in prison while the authorities investigate him for alleged rebellion and conspiracy. The demonstrators demand new elections, the closure of Congress and the resignation of Boluarte. Those closest to Castillo also demand that he be released.

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