Benji Espinoza: "The judge is not a table of parts of the prosecution"

Benji Espinoza: “The judge is not a table of parts of the prosecution”

Benji Espinoza, lawyer for President Pedro Castillo, asserted that the judges do not have to accept “illegal” requests from the Public Ministry and that they are not a “table of reports” of the prosecutors.

His statements were made when leaving the Government Palace this Sunday, August 14, and after being consulted about the decision of the Judiciary, known this afternoon, not to accept the prosecutor’s request that sought to hand over the security cameras of the headquarters of the Executive.

“This is a type of resolution that is resolved without a hearing, it is a request, the judge only reviews the request and finds out whether the prosecution is right or wrong, the judge has found the request inadmissible, they can appeal and it will be seen in second instance, the important thing is that judicial decisions are respected, I did not hear criticism when this same judge ordered the arrest of Yenifer Paredes, and now that he has rejected a request, now he criticizes himself, we have to be consistent, oh, we have to respect the institutions”, he expressed.

“The judge is not obliged to authorize illegal requests, the judge is not a table of parts of the prosecution, although some people do not like that “, he added.

It should be noted that the request of the Special Team against the Corruption of Power sought to corroborate that President Pedro Castillo’s sister-in-law, Yenifer Paredes, was present at the Government Palace when she was arrested.

In his resolution, the judge pointed out that the prosecution did not justify the reasons why he wanted his request to access the recordings of August 8, 9 and 10 to be approved.


The plenary session was suspended after incidents between some congressmen.

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