BUENOA AIRES.-The 1980 Nobel Peace Prize winner, the Argentine Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, asserted this Tuesday that in Peru “overthrew“to the now detained former president Pedro Castillo with “‘lawfare’ mechanisms” and warned that in that country “the will of the people is unknown.”
At a press conference in Buenos Aires in support of the Argentine vice president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchnerwhich on December 6 was doomed for the first time due to corruption, the 91-year-old veteran activist also referred to the “democratic instability” that Peru is experiencing:
Today it is chaos, there is a lot of violence.”
“Before coming I communicated with colleagues from Peru. At this time the will of the people is unknown, they overthrew President Pedro Castillo with the same mechanisms of ‘lawfare‘ (judicial persecution)”, sentenced the also painter and sculptor.
This Tuesday, Castillo stated that he is “unfairly and arbitrarily detained“and blamed whoever was his vice president, now the new head of state, Dina Boluarte“of the ferocious attack on their compatriots”, in the protests of recent days, in which 7 demonstrators have died and 130 police officers have been injured.
The former president was dismissed last Wednesday by Congress, after ordering the dissolution of the Legislature and announcing that he would form an emergency Executive, govern by decree, convene a constituent assembly and carry out a reorganization of the judicial system.
“I have not committed any crime of conspiracy or rebellion,” Castillo concluded on Tuesday.
“DEMOCRACY AT RISK”
In the act of this Tuesday, when speaking about the case of the Kirchnerist leader, Pérez Esquivel remarked that “democracy is at risk” in Argentina, but also “in the entire continent.”
And a manifesto signed by various human rights organizations that denounce the ‘lawfare‘That, in his opinion, Fernández is suffering, sentenced “without evidence” last Tuesday to six years in prison and perpetual disqualification from holding public office for defrauding the Public Administration in a case for irregularities in the concession of works during the governments Kirchnerists (2003-2015).
The Nobel Prize winner hoped that this instability and violence in Peru would not occur in Argentina: “That is why defense is important, the unity of all social sectors, not only human rights organizations, but also social, political, and economic ones that support strengthening democracy.”
We have to speak with the Supreme Court, with the different judicial instances, but we cannot submit to what they decide, but rather so that the people can exercise their rights,” he concluded.
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Nobel Prize winner, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, says that Pedro Castillo was overthrown in Peru