Two lawyers close to the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, have filed this Friday a complaint against Patricia Benavides, the Peruvian attorney general who is investigating the Peruvian president for the crime of alleged criminal organization, among others.
Lawyers Raúl Noblecilla and Ronald Atencio accuse the head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the crime of concealment of personnel for changing the prosecutor who had mainly been in charge of the case investigating irregularities within the Peruvian Presidency.
These lawyers have gone on more than one occasion to the Government Palace to meet with Castillo, according to ‘El Comercio’. Upon leaving one of those meetings, Atencio confirmed that they had discussed “the judicial process that the president is facing” and that they were “concerned about how it is being carried out by the prosecution”, in statements to Canal N.
“It is not only legal advice. The president has always convened, he is open to listen to proposals and to be able to direct these difficult moments for us who live in a democracy that has cost us so much to recover”, indicated his colleague Noblecilla that same day.
Previously, the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office has defended itself from the accusations of the Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo, in which he had insinuated that the judicial body acts under political interests.
“All actions carried out by the Public Prosecutor’s Office are carried out within the framework of constitutional autonomy without any type of political, economic or media interference,” the Prosecutor’s Office, headed by Benavides, said in a statement shared in early August.