Peru's Justice and Human Rights Minister Vicente Zeballos has affirmed the detention of former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) in the United States is due to the extradition request against him
, noting the Peruvian State will continue monitoring this development.
"This is a first arrest that has three hearings in between. Once they have concluded, he (Toledo) can file a habeas corpus," the official expressed.
"This could last about a year," he added.
Concerning the process' periods of time, the minister stated they are normal.
"The North American justice is very complex and reserved. It always claims autonomy in decision-making processes," he pointed out.
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Remarks were made after Congress Constitution Commission's meeting.