More than 4,000 Judicial Files Destroyed in Attacks

More than 4,000 Judicial Files Destroyed in Attacks

The crimes against judicial offices in regions of Peru reported by the president of the Judiciary
Javier Arévalo, the president of the Judiciary, reported Thursday that violent protests in the southern regions of Peru have led to the destruction of judicial offices a “significant percentage” of which were related to family and labor cases.

According to statistics shared by Arévalo, in a statement, the attacks have taken place in regions of Arequipa (825 cases), Apurímac (103 cases), Ayacucho (1,681 cases), Huancavelica (830) and Puno (645 cases).

Arévalo specified that 7 of the 14 premises attacked by vandals have been set on fire. In the headquarters of the cities of Ilave and Macusani, 85% and 80% of the the paper files have been lost respectively, while the Pedregal headquarters of the Arequipa court suffered the loss of more than 800 files.

The demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and the closure of Congress, as well as the advancement of general elections for this year and the calling of a constituent assembly are believed to be the main cause of the crimes committed.

As per data from the Ombudsman’s Office and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 46 people, even a unborn baby, confirmed by Unicef, who participated in the protests have died so far.

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