Peru's Public Ministry on Friday requested ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's doctors to attend the hearing assessing the
, in order to inform the magistrates about his health status. It also asked to debate the possibility of imposing house arrest.
In this sense, Prosecutor Hernan Mendoza explained that the initial medical report did not identify a serious or incurable disease. However, it apparently warned about the risk of the 80-year-old's health getting worse.
Therefore, the Prosecutor stated the Public Ministry has requested the doctors —who wrote the report— to go to court and explain their conclusions, since they could reveal serious implications about the ex-President's health condition.
"(…) We request, agreeing with the defense, that the debate focuses on the possibility of house arrest. However, the report must be explained," Mendoza expressed.
On the other hand, the Prosecutor indicated the Public Ministry will not object to the appearance with restrictions measure imposed on Kuczynski's personal secretary Gloria Kisic and driver Jose Luis Bernaola.
The Criminal Appeals Chamber will vote on the appeal submitted by Kuczynski's defense against the 36-month preventive detention.
After listening to the arguments of the Public Ministry and the defense, Judge Ramiro Salinas ended the debate.
It must be noted the Public Ministry is independent from the Executive Branch in Peru.
Furthermore, in 2007, the Westfield Capital company —founded by Kuczynski— allegedly received money transfers from South IIRSA —Stretches 2 and 3— and Trasvase Olmos.
This new motion was intended to oust Kuczynski for alleged links with Odebrecht.