The prime minister reiterated that taking pictures with people accused of various crimes does not make him a criminal and asked to “respect the dignity” and “the honor of people ”.
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Aníbal Torres defended President Pedro Castillo from accusations of corruption. (Photo: PCM)
The head of the Ministerial Cabinet, Aníbal Torres, referred to the complaints against the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, and asked to present the evidence that proves them and not “simple presumptions”.
During the closing of the XIX Council of Decentralized Ministers in the Cajamarca region, the prime minister reiterated that taking pictures with people accused of various crimes does not make him a criminal.
“In Peru it is very easy to impute the commission of crimes, it is very easy to insult, defame, slander, steal, kill, that is why we are the country that we are. If you impute the commission of a crime to a person you have to present the evidence. How many times have I told you: if they impute the commission of crimes to the president or the Executive in general, present the evidence and not mere presumptions”, he expressed.
“That because one was photographed with a person who turned out to be a criminal, he is also a criminal. How many people have I photographed before entering this place, and probably maybe one of them is a criminal and I'm already a criminal?”, he added.
Statements by Aníbal Torres during official activity
In this sense, the Prime Minister asked to “behave decently”, “respecting dignity” and “the honor of people”. He also questioned the work of the justice system in our country, which he even accused of “breaking the law”.
“Let us begin to behave as human beings, decently, honestly, respecting the dignity, the honor of people. Not because we have a justice service that lets everything go and even violates the law, we are going to continue allowing this”, he limited.
“If it is going to continue, then we will communicate these simple things to the community in order to solve it in another way, because it is becoming intolerable”, added the head of the PCM.