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He Power of attorney affirmed the ruling that the habeas corpus petition filed in favor of former President Pedro Castillo demanding his release is inadmissible because his defense believes that his detention was arbitrary.
That’s how it works First Constitutional Chamber of the Superior Court of Limathe decision of which states that the detention of high-ranking officials is possible only in cases of detention at the scene of a crime or close to it, “especially if they violate the constitutional order”.
<< The arrest of Mr. José Pedro Castillo Terrones is not arbitrary because, given that the alleged illegal conduct attributed to José Pedro Castillo Terrones in his capacity as President of the Republic was committed at the scene of the crime and while attempting to escape, the Peruvian National Police was empowered arrest the person at the scene of the crime in accordance with article 2, number 24, subparagraph f, of the Political Constitution,” the statement said.
Position before habeas corpus
The defense of the ex-president argued that Castillo was detained without first lifting his immunity and publishing his dismissal in official newspaper of El PeruanoThey therefore consider that his detention was arbitrary.
In this regard, the panel considered that the violation of the mentioned rights had not been proven, and therefore it was necessary to confirm the decision on declaring the habeas corpus inadmissible, issued in December last year.
The ruling also calls Congress of the Republic regulate the procedure for the constitutional prosecution of the highest officials of the state, provided for in Article 99 of the Constitution, in the event of a crime being committed at the scene of the crime or close to the scene of the crime in which these officials are exposed, as established in Article 89 of the Rules of Congress for the case of so-called secret crimes .
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