The prosecution of the ‘Lava Jato’ special team investigating presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, José Domingo Pérez, asked the Peruvian judiciary this Thursday not to leave the country in order to attend a forum for democracy to which it was invited Writer and Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa and held in Ecuador.
At the invitation of the Peruvian writer, the candidate’s defense asked the Fujimori judiciary to leave the country for three days to attend the meeting.
In order to request the denial of such an application, prosecutors have argued that the Fuerza Popular candidate “has been charged with organized crime, money laundering, obstruction of justice and misrepresentation in administrative proceedings since March 11, 2021.” The judiciary has been summoned To impose 30 years and 10 months in prison.
The prosecutor recalled that Fujimori “has an obligation not to leave the city” and that although he has left Lima on previous occasions “in order to conduct political campaigning, it is also true that these permits are granted for internal evictions So the current request to leave the country is different from the previous one and requires special motivation from you, Judge. “
In this sense, Pérez has assured that this exit “is not justified in political campaign activities”, reports “El Comercio”.
Mario Vargas Llosa has invited Fujimori to take part in the international forum that will take place in Ecuador on Sunday 23 May. The candidate herself thanked him for it.
And after hearing prosecutor ‘Lava Jato’ request, he said “there is no risk of escape” and will “wait for what the judge decides,” he concluded.
Fujimori had been in jail from late 2018 to May 2020 and was accused of receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to pay for his election campaigns in 2011 and 2016 in exchange for favors.
On the same Thursday, Prosecutor José Domingo Pérez requested that the guarantees and protections for him and his family be extended due to an “escalation” of threats and incitement to hatred against him following the trial against the candidate.