The Constitutional Court of Peru ordered on Tuesday the Peruvian Congress to annul the case for alleged treason filed against the leftist Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo, and which requested his disqualification for five years.
Specifically, the instance has declared that an appeal from the president’s legal team requesting a ‘habeas corpus’ is well-founded, assuring that the parliamentary sub-commission’s complaint does not comply with the “parameters of reasonableness” and violates “the principle of interdiction of arbitrariness”.
In this sense, the Peruvian Constitutional Court has annulled the agreement promoted last week by the subcommittee, which urged the Parliament to accuse Castillo of alleged treason.
“The Constitutional Court, with authority conferred by the Political Constitution of Peru, has resolved to declare the ‘habeas corpus’ lawsuit founded and declare the nullity of the agreement of the Subcommittee of Constitutional Accusations of the Congress (…) for violating the right to due motivation in parliamentary proceedings,” states the resolution issued by the Peruvian Constitutional Court.
After the decision of the Constitutional Court, President Castillo has avoided facing a possible accusation of treason, which would be the culmination of an innumerable list of complaints and incriminations against the president in the little more than 16 months that he has been at the head of Peru.