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Order the release of 192 people detained at a university in Peru

The Public Ministry of Peru ordered this Sunday the release of 192 people who had been detained over the weekend in a police operation at the National University of San Marcos, in Lima, revealed the Europa Press agency.

The 192 people were detained at that university where hundreds of protesters from all over the country had been camped out since Wednesday to participate in marches against the current political situation in the country.

In the military operation, around 400 agents invaded that university, supported by tanks and elements of the special forces, without having complied with all the legal procedures to arrest the people who were in the building.

The Public Ministry revealed that the first proceedings had been taken for the alleged commission of crimes of damage and usurpation of property of the detainees, but finally the release was decided, leaving one person detained of his own free will, the news agency reported.

Given what happened, the ‘habeas corpus’ of the detainees was requested, in particular, women, the elderly and other people in “vulnerable situations”, and organizations such as Amnesty International condemned “the disproportionate use of force” against the detainees.

The demonstrations in Peru began in December after President Dina Boluarte (who was vice president) assumed the leadership of the State after the removal of then-President Pedro Castillo by Congress, accused of attempting to stage a coup by announcing the dissolution of this organism.

Since then, thousands of people have demonstrated to demand the resignation of Boluarte, new elections in 2023, the release of Castillo, since then sentenced to 18 months in “preventive prison”, and justice for the victims of the protests.

Source: TSF

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