Peru: Pedro Castillo allegedly drugged and “induced” to dissolve parliament

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PeruPedro Castillo allegedly drugged and instigated the dissolution of parliament

Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo “doesn’t remember” his televised speech to dissolve parliament on Wednesday, people close to him say.

According to Guidio Bellido, “Pedro Castillo’s psychological state when he read the message to the nation is evidence that he did not have all his abilities”.

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A former chief of staff and lawyer for Pedro Castillo, the ousted and detained former Peruvian president, may have been “induced” to dissolve parliament under the influence of a psychoactive drug: “he doesn’t remember” ad, one of them said on Friday.

“I ask him why you read” (the decree to dissolve the Parliament) and he replied that he did not remember it,” the former president told reporters after meeting Pedro Castillo in Lima. He remains in pretrial detention for at least 7 days. He is charged with “sedition” and “conspiracy”. The prosecution has started investigation for the crimes.

“Toxic Test”

There are indications that the president was forced to read the impeachment message, and that the author of the speech did so to argue for a vacancy in power, Guido Bellito said on Twitter. “We demand to determine who are the architects of this fall”.

In July 2021, when Parliament was debating the third impeachment procedure since President Castillo came to power, the head of state donned a presidential robe on television and announced the dissolution of Parliament. Establishing a state of emergency in the country.

According to Guidio Bellido, “Pedro Castillo’s psychological state when he read the message to the nation is evidence that he did not have all his abilities”. He calls for “urgent toxicology testing” to be carried out and “the professor’s release”. Pedro Castillo”, with his message on Twitter along with a photo with the former president: “Fuerza president the people will free you”.

“like a faint”

This theory that Pedro Castillo acted under the influence was already developed by one of his lawyers, Me Guillermo Olivera. “What I know is that when the former president read this message written by others, a few minutes ago, he was given a drink, supposedly water, and after drinking the water, he fainted,” Me Oliveira told reporters. Before his client’s detention.

“Everyone saw him reading shakily and I suspect he was under the influence of an anesthetic,” he said. In the early hours of Thursday, the police carried out searches of the presidency and some ministries for elements of the investigation opened against Pedro Castillo, especially the recordings of the surveillance cameras.

(AFP)

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