Peruvian president gives statement in graft probe against him


Protesters against the government of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo remain outside the national prosecutor’s office in Lima, Peru, August 4, 2022. Castillo appeared yesterday before prosecutors investigating corruption charges against him. – EPA pic, August 5, 2022.

PERUVIAN President Pedro Castillo appeared yesterday before prosecutors investigating corruption charges against him, insisting he was innocent but declining to answer their questions.

Leftist Castillo – a rural school teacher who unexpectedly took power from Peru’s traditional political elite in elections last year – faces five criminal investigations into claims of graft and plagiarising his university thesis.


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