Through her Twitter account, the Vice President of the Republic Dina Boluarte expressed her solidarity with the journalists of the Cuarto Poder program who were detained by a group of patrolmen related to President Pedro Castillo in the department of Cajamarca.
In this sense, the also head of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) spoke out against the recent actions of the peasant patrols, pointing out that although “they are groups that are part of the special justice, recognized by the Constitution, these cannot affect rights such as freedom of expression or personal freedom.”
Likewise, he was in favor of starting the pertinent investigations to find out who was behind the incident against national journalism, adding that “the rule of law guarantees freedom of the press” in the country.
What happened in Cajamarca?
During the night hours of last Wednesday, it was announced that the journalist from Cuarto Poder, Eduardo Quispe, along with his cameraman and a driver from the team had been kidnapped by members of the peasant patrols in the district of Chadín, department of Cajamarca, while he was doing a report for the Sunday program of América TV.
After his arrest, the press man was forced to openly read a statement in which he rectified the information given in relation to the case of Yenifer Paredes, sister of the first lady, forcing them to express a commitment not to harm the Government. nor to the family of President Pedro Castillo.
“We were intervened when statements were taken from people who do not respond culturally, asking them questions about the cases of Jennifer Paredes, who is summoned by the Attorney General’s Office; in this sense, as a media outlet, that we represent Fourth powerit is a false accusation, for which we rectify ourselves as the press not to harm the central government and their families,” the journalist said in part of his statement.