Pedro Castillo: The Judiciary grants an appeal against the decision not to annul the investigation by the National Prosecutor's Office

Pedro Castillo: The Judiciary grants an appeal against the decision not to annul the investigation by the National Prosecutor's Office

As is public knowledge, the president is being investigated for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling and aggravated collusion.

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Pedro Castillo: Judiciary grants appeal against decision not to annul investigation by the Attorney General's Office

On May 31, Pedro Castillo's defense filed an appeal for annulment before the Public Ministry requesting that the decision to investigate him be annulled without suspension | Photo: Presidency Peru/

The Supreme Court of Preparatory Investigation granted the appeal to the defense of the president Pedro Castillo against the decision to declare unfounded the protection of rights with which he sought to nullify the investigations of the Attorney General's Office.

As recalled, the president is being investigated by the National Prosecutor's Office for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling and aggravated collusion within the framework of a criminal organization.

Through his lawyer, President Pedro Castillo filed said appeal arguing an alleged violation of the constitutional principles of procedural legality and the principle of legal certainty.

In this regard, Judge Juan Carlos Checkley considers that although the head of state can only be accused in the cases contemplated in article 117 of the Constitution, this does not annul the possibility of initiating a preliminary investigation as long as there are reasonable justifications.

The preliminary investigation had been approved by the former National Prosecutor, Pablo Sánchez, who questioned Castillo Terrones on June 15 at the main headquarters of the Public Ministry.

Sánchez Velarde had decided to expand the investigation that had been initially suspended against the head of state and indicated that the proceedings be carried out.

The measure was adopted after receiving information from the prosecutors that are investigating alleged money laundering and that have collected testimonies involving the president, such as the one given by the businessman in preventive detention Zamir Villaverde.< /p>

On May 31, Castillo's defense filed an appeal for annulment before the Public Ministry requesting that the decision to investigate him be annulled without suspension and one is dictated new provision by holding that the “Magna Carta prohibits the persecution of the President of the Republic -in office- in cases not provided for in its article 117″.