Manuel Merino: Subcommission refuses to reconsider the filing of the complaint for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado

Manuel Merino: Subcommission refuses to reconsider the filing of the complaint for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado

The reconsideration sought to vote again on the final report that recommended sending the complaint filed against Merino de Lama to the file.

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Manuel Merino: Subcommission refuses to reconsider the filing of the complaint for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado

Manuel Merino was president of Peru for only one week, in November 2020. (Photo: Presidency archive)

Far from attending to the requests of the Ombudsman and other institutions, the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations of Congress refused to reconsider filing the complaint against former president Manuel Merinofor the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado.

The decision was made by 6 votes in favor and 6 against. The constitutional complaint had been filed by the National Prosecutor's Office against Merino and his former ministers, Ántero Flores Aráoz and Gastón Rodríguez.

The order of reconsideration was presented by the legislator Edgar Reymundo (Democratic Change) after the report of the congressman delegate of the case, Alejandro Cavero (Avanza País), who protected Merino against the complaint.

The subcommittee filed, with the casting vote of its president, the complaint against Merino de Lama, former Prime Minister Ántero Flores-Aráoz and former Minister of the Interior Gastón Rodríguez, as Alejandro Cavero raised in his report.

The vote was held on June 17, after Cavero's presentation and a debate in which those who questioned the file of the complaint, they requested that the witnesses and relatives of the victims be heard.