Peru Prosecutor: Documents were removed from Fujimori party establishments

14:45 | Lima, Aug. 27.

Peruvian Lava Jato Case Special Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez on Tuesday informed that the raids —which have been taking place at two properties in Lima— were aimed at recovering documents removed from Fuerza Popular political party's establishments during the raids carried out in 2017.

According to the prosecutor, the Public Ministry is aware that two people —linked to Keiko Fujimori's party— had taken the papers during the operation he had led one year and a half ago. 

On December 7, 2017, the Prosecutor's Office raided two Lima-based properties related to Fuerza Popular. 

"That day, the Attorney General's Office, as the competent body, was informed of the obstruction acts against the prosecutors who participated, and the lawmakers who improperly intervened (…). The investigation continued, and it was determined that documents were, indeed, removed from the reach of the police and the Prosecutor's Office," Perez expressed.

Likewise, the prosecutor recalled the operation's goal was to "raid, search, and seize" documents for the investigation on Fuerza Popular, former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, as well as other people involved in the matter. 

Furthermore, he pointed out the papers might be in the possession of two people —who are not lawmakers— at the two buildings raided this morning.

However, the house located in Miraflores district was uninhabited. 

Perez went on to add that the Prosecutor's Office has two theories concerning the documents; one, that they might be hidden at the recently-raided properties, or that the material might have been burned. 

Keiko Fujimori

The Judicial Branch declared well-founded the request made by the Prosecutor's Office to imprison Fujimori because of the danger of obstruction of justice that implied keeping her free.

After having fled to Japan and traveled to Chile —from where he was extradited to Peru— the Fujimori patriarch was sentenced for crimes against human rights and corruption committed during his term in office.


Published: 8/27/2019
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