The judge of the Supreme Court of Peru Juan Carlos Checkley has ordered this Thursday to decree seven days of preventive detention against former president Pedro Castillo while the investigation is carried out against him for an alleged crime of rebellion, after he announced the dissolution of Congress .
The magistrate thus agrees to the request of the Prosecutor’s Office that argued that the measure was necessary to continue with the investigations aimed at, for example, identifying which other officials would have participated in Castillo’s decision to end Congress, establish an emergency government and call new legislative elections.
Castillo was arrested this Wednesday after being dismissed by Congress after it announced its dissolution. As confirmed by the Mexican president himself, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the former Peruvian president was intercepted when he tried to go to the Mexican Embassy in Lima.
After giving a statement at the headquarters of the Lima Prefecture, Castillo has been transferred to the Directorate of Special Police Operations (Diroes), in the Ate district, in Lima, a prison where former President Alberto Fujimori is also located. .
After his dismissal and subsequent arrest, and as established by the Constitution, he has been assumed by the one who was until then the vice president, Dina Boluarte.