The National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) of Peru has reported this Friday that the former Peruvian president Pedro Castillo will be transferred to a prison in Lima, all this after the Judiciary ruled 18 months of preventive detention against him.
“The INPE Technical Classification Board (…) has determined that the defendant Pedro Castillo Terrones be classified in the Ordinary Regime,” INPE announced in a statement, detailing that the former president will be transferred to the Barbadillo Prison, in Ate, on the outskirts of Lima.
In this way, Castillo will serve 18 months in pretrial detention in the same facility where former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) is serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity, as reported by the RPP radio station.
During the day on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Preparatory Investigation of Peru ruled 18 months of preventive detention against the ex-president while he is investigated for the alleged commission of crimes of rebellion, conspiracy, abuse of authority and disturbance of public tranquility.
The Peruvian Justice thus issued a favorable resolution on the request of the Prosecutor’s Office to detain the ex-president preventively for a period of 18 months, all this after finding the accusations that could imply for Castillo a sentence of more than four years, as reported by the agency itself in a statement.
In addition, the decision is also based on the possibility of danger of flight from the country by Castillo, who has requested political asylum before the Mexican ambassador in Peru, according to what Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained at a press conference.
Castillo had so far been detained at the Special Operations Directorate (Diroes) of the Peruvian National Police, on the outskirts of Lima.