Peru: Attorney General launches inquiry into Interior Minister

Photo: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzman

Photo: ANDINA/Juan Carlos Guzman

20:10 | Lima, Jan. 24.

Attorney General Patricia Benavides has launched a preliminary investigation against Interior Minister Vicente Romero, as the alleged perpetrator of the crime of omission of functional acts to the detriment of the Peruvian State, over the events that occurred at the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) facilities on January 21.

Last Saturday, a police intervention was carried out on the university campus, which housed a group of people who had arrived from other provinces to participate in mobilizations in the capital city.

During the police operation, 193 people were detained, including students and protesters, who were released the following day.

In statements to the media, the Interior minister has indicated that the intervention at the UNMSM took place at the request of the authorities of said educational institution.

Similarly, he reported that the operation was subject to the practice of the procedures established by international regulations and Peru's legal regulations.


Publicado: 24/1/2023