The former head of state, Pedro Castilloparticipated in the rights protection hearing requested by his defense, in the midst of the process being followed for the alleged crime of rebellion.
The former president’s defense asked the Supreme Preparatory Investigation Court, headed by the judge Carlos Checkley Soriathat the request to exclude from the evidentiary material collected by the Prosecutor’s Office in the police intervention report of December 7, 2022, the day of his arrest.
According to Castillo Terrones, he is still “Republic President” and clarified that his intention It was never about fleeing the country.. In that sense, he said that he just wanted to take her family to the Mexico’s embassy due to the pressure and alleged harassment they suffered.
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“When I decide to take my family to the Mexican Embassy, due to the events that my children and my wife were suffering, I decide to leave in the same mobility as the President of the Republic. I ask that Mr. Aníbal Torres accompany me to go and return. And when we were close to the Prefecture they stopped mobility and began to point machine guns at them,” the former president said.
He also said that according to his driver and security, there was an order against him to take him to the Prefecturesomething that for the former president was part of a plot. “I was only going to leave my family, I was not fleeing nor was there any kind of flagrancy,” Castillo added.
Finally, Juan Carlos Checkley Soria also addressed the arguments of the fiscal side, which requests that the former president’s request be dismissed. The final ruling will be issued in the next few hours and will be notified to the email addresses of both parties involved.