Peru: Former President Pedro Castillo's Pretrial Detention Extended to 36 Months

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Peru: the provisional detention of the former president Pedro Castillo increased to 36  months

Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo is serving a sentence for corruption. (File photo)

A Peruvian judge on Thursday extended the preventive detention of former President Pedro Castillo, accused of corruption, from 18 to 36 months, the Court announced. righteousness.

The Supreme Court imposes 36 months of preventive detention on Pedro Castillo, Peruvian justice declared on Twitter, which specified that the former head of state was notably accused of ;being the leader of a criminal organization.

The decision was announced by Judge Juan Carlos Checkley during a virtual hearing. We will do what the law allows me, we will appeal, reacted Mr. Castillo, who attended from the prison where he is serving his sentence.

The former President, 53, was impeached and jailed in December. He was accused of having attempted a coup d'etat by wanting to dissolve the Parliament which was about to oust him from power.

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 dlqbmr">The President of Peru, Dina Boluarte, was questioned on Tuesday by the prosecutor responsible for the investigation into the repression of the demonstrations which followed the ousting of her predecessor.

His fall and his replacement by his former vice-president Dina Boluarte sparked a wave of protests across the country, which left around 50 dead and around 600 injured.

< p class="e-p">Mr. Castillo's supporters demand the resignation of Ms. Boluarte, the dissolution of Parliament and new elections this year.

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