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Peru: Judiciary declares inadmissible Keiko Fujimori's habeas corpus

15:52 | Lima, Jun. 12.

Peru's Judicial Branch has confirmed the resolution, which declared inadmissible the habeas corpus presented against Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho and the Second National Criminal Appeals Chamber magistrates over the alleged violation of former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori's defense rights.

In October 2018, Judge Concepcion Carhuancho ordered the 36-month preventive detention against Fujimori over alleged money laundering charges. She is currently jailed at a Lima-based penitentiary facility for women.

Likewise, Judges Cesar Sahuanay, Maria Leon, and Ivan Quispe —Second National Criminal Appeals Chamber members— rejected the appeal submitted by Fujimori aimed at regaining freedom. 

The habeas corpus request was submitted by Keiko's sister Sachi Fujimori to appeal the measure ordered against the Fuerza Popular political party leader. 

According to the Second Criminal Chamber for Proceedings of Free Defendants, since an appeal —to favor Fujimori—  had been submitted to the Supreme Court, it prevented the in-depth assessment of the habeas corpus. 

Odebrecht

As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.

As a result, Odebrecht benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 

In addition, four ex-Presidents have been linked to the Brazilian company such as: Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Alan Garcia (2006-2011), Ollanta Humala (2011-2016), and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018)

Former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori —currently under preventive detention— also allegedly received money from Odebrecht for her 2011 campaign.

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Publicado: 12/6/2019