The former Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo, spoke out this Saturday for the first time since he was arrested on Wednesday.
Through a letter published by Congressman Guillermo Bermejo, he has accused the Prosecutor’s Office, Congress, and the current president, Dina Boluarte, of directing a “Machiavellian plan” against him.
In the letter, Castillo said that several people “forced him to take a blood sample” on Friday and that they did it again on Saturday.
“Yesterday afternoon, a group of camouflaged doctors and a faceless prosecutor forced me to take a sample without my consent, and today they returned with the same thing because I refused, for my safety and my integrity”, he denounced in the text.
This Friday, it was made public that a team of legal doctors from the Prosecutor’s Office was going to visit the former president to take samples to perform a toxicological test to determine if Castillo was under the influence of any substance when he gave the speech by which he dissolved the Parliament and established the state of emergency.
This news was released after Bermejo suggested that Castillo “was not in his faculties” when he committed the acts that are being tried as a crime of rebellion.
The congressman himself demanded this Friday that this test be carried out to determine if it had been an “induced” movement.
However, Castillo has stated that he does not rule out that the Attorney General, Patricia Benavides, the Congress of the Republic, and Dina Boluarte are directing “this Machiavellian plan”.