Peruvian President Dina Boluarte went to the prosecutor's office to testify in an investigation into the alleged crimes of genocide, qualified homicide and serious injuries occurred during the anti-government protests that left more than 60 dead in three months.
Is the second time that Boluarte comes to testify. More than a hundred police officers were located around the prosecutor's office to control possible excesses.
The agents placed bars in the nearby blocks to prevent free movement in that area of the center of Lime. The president's car, with tinted windows, entered the headquarters of the Public Ministry without stopping.
The protests left 67 dead and more than 1,900 injured, according to the Ombudsman's Office. Almost all of the deceased were civilians, the majority received gunshot wounds and some were hit by gunshots to the head.
Genocide is punishable by a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. The former prime minister is also included in the investigation Pedro Angulo and other former officials.
Boluarte came to power on December 7 when his predecessor, then-president Pedro Castilloattempted to dissolve Parliament and was dismissed. Castle He is detained preventively for 18 months while he is investigated for the alleged crime of rebellion.
Since then, protests began to flare up in the rural areas of southern Mexico. Andes who demanded the resignation of Boluarte and members of Parliament. The demonstrations spread until they reached Limebut they subsided since mid-February.
However, Congress has not yet decided to advance the presidential and parliamentary elections. Four plans to shorten the mandate of Boluarte and of the legislators were archived for not achieving the necessary votes.