Former Peruvian president Pedro Castillo requests asylum in Mexico

Pedro Castillo was dismissed Wednesday by a voting from Parliament, whose dissolution he had just announced. His Mexican counterpart gave him his support and studies his asylum application.


Pedro Castillo, the ex-president of Peru disabled and placed in pre-trial detention, made an official asylum application in Mexico, who consults the Peruvian government, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mexican, Marcelo announced on Thursday, December 8, Marcelo Ebrard.

continued for “rebellion” and “conspiracy”, Mr. Castillo sent his request to the Embassy of Mexico in Lima on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, said Ebrard, reproducing on Twitter the letter of the ‘ Lawyer of the former president. M e Victor Perez affirms that the ex-president is the victim of an “unfounded persecution of justice bodies which have taken on a political character”.

Mexico then started “consultations before the Peruvian authorities”, according to Mr. Ebrard. Mexico ambassador in Lima, Pablo Monroy, was able to meet with Pedro Castillo from his place of detention in a police base in Lima, added the minister. “He found it well physically and in the company of his lawyer.”

seven days of pre -trial detention

Earlier in the morning, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had indicated that Pedro Castillo had called him to ask Mexico asylum. The Mexican president (nationalist left) believes that Mr. Castillo was the victim of the “economic and political elites” of Peru. Mexico will wait “a few days” before recognizing the new president Dina Boluarte, invested on Wednesday.

Peruvian justice ordered seven days of pre -trial detention on Thursday against Pedro Castillo. He was dismissed Wednesday by a vote of the Parliament of which he had just announced the dissolution, maneuver immediately qualified as attempts as “coup” by many personalities.

The proceedings for rebellion and conspiracy are added to the six other surveys for corruption or influence trafficking targeting Pedro Castillo, offenses of which members of his family and his political entourage are also accused.

/Media reports cited above.