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Peru: Judicial Branch imposes travel ban on Judge Hinostroza

14:27 | Lima, Jul. 13.

Peru's Judiciary on Friday approved Attorney General Pablo Sanchez's request to forbid Judge Cesar Hinostroza from leaving the Inca country.

The decision was made by Supreme Court Judge Luis Cevallos.

According to the legal procedure, this order was duly notified to the National Superintendence of Migrations, as well as to the Peruvian National Police (PNP).

It must be noted the Attorney General on Thursday submitted said request within the framework of investigations on Hinostroza for the alleged commission of crimes in the exercise of his judicial duties.

Case

Supreme Judge Cesar Hinostroza is implicated in a series of audio recordings released by Panorama TV show and investigative journalism site IDL—Reporteros.

In the conversations, the judge offers and accepts favors to and from National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) members and other officials.

According to statements contained in one audio recording, Hinostroza had allegedly negotiated —with an unknown caller— the application of a mild punishment against a child rapist.

In this sense, President Martin Vizcarra underlined investigations must be conducted rapidly to severely punish the persons responsible for these disgraceful and despicable acts.

Likewise, the CNM opened an investigation on Hinostroza. Also, an impeachment motion against him was submitted to Congress.

Furthermore, Judicial Branch Head Duberli Rodriguez announced Hinostroza has been removed from the presidency of the Supreme Court's Second Transitory Criminal Chamber.

The Executive Branch has established the Justice System Reform Commission, attached to the Presidency of the Republic, according to a Supreme Resolution published Friday in El Peruano official gazette.

The consultative commission is intended to propose urgent and concrete measures to reform the justice system and thus contribute to effective, timely, transparent, efficient, and incorruptible justice.

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Published: 7/13/2018
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