Congressman from Avanza País criticized the entity for rejecting the approval of the report of the subcommission that recommended filing the complaint against Manuel Merino.
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Congressman Alejandro Cavero questioned the position of the Ombudsman regarding the filing of the complaint against former President Manuel Merino. (Photo: GEC)/
Congressman Alejandro Cavero (Avanza País) criticized the Ombudsman's Officefor rejecting the approval of the report of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations of Congress that recommended filing the complaint against former President Manuel Merino for the death of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado in 2020.
Through his Twitter account, the parliamentarian, author of the approved document, considered that the entity that opines without knowing “it only serves to manipulate politically” and that “was never their purpose”.
“This is one of the many reasons for which Congress should not stop the constitutional election of the new ombudsman”, underlined Cavero, who has been questioned from different sectors for said report.
Esta es una de las tantas razones por las que el Congreso no debe detener la constitucional elección del nuevo defensor del pueblo.
Una defensoría que opina sin conocer sirve solo para manipular políticamente. Y ese nunca fue su propósito. https://t.co/cmSNOZTQMe
— Alejandro Cavero (@AlejandroCavero) June 18, 2022
As recalled, the Ombudsman indicated last Friday that with this decision the Peruvian State is failing in its duty to “investigate exhaustively” any violation of human rights.
“We will evaluate the relevant legal channels to correct the effects on the rights of relatives of the deceased and victims”, the Ombudsman underlined on the social network.
With the casting vote of its president, Rosío Torres (Alliance for Progress), the subcommission filed the constitutional complaint against Merino de Lama and two of his former ministers for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado in the 2020 marches, as Alejandro Cavero stated in his report.
The vote was held on Friday, June 17, after Cavero's presentation and a debate in which those who questioned the filing of the complaint asked that the witnesses and relatives of the victims be heard.
In the end, they voted in favor of the file report Martha Moyano, Ernesto Bustamante, Hernando Guerra García (Fuerza Popular), Wilson Soto (Acción Popular), the Alejandro Cavero himself (Avanza País) and Alejandro Muñante (Popular Renovation).
Against, voted Paul Gutiérrez, Segundo Quiroz (Bloc Magisterial), María Taipe, Alfredo Pariona (Free Peru), José Jerí (Somos Perú), Reymundo Mercado (Democratic Change) and Jorge Flores (Popular Action).
Faced with a tie of seven votes and the abstention of María Acuña (Alliance for Progress), Rosío Torres voted and with his ruling gave eight votes in favor of Alejandro Cavero's report.