LIMA, Jan 9 (Entravision) .-
A court in Lima today declared inadmissible a petition for habeas corpus filed by former president Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) for an alleged violation of the due process during an investigation parliamentary.
The Judiciary said in a statement that the Third Criminal Court of Lima, by the judge Haydee Monsoon, resolved that the Committee on Control of the Congress did not violate the due process and noted that their work should continue normally.
Toledo said last Monday that he is a victim of “the revenge” of his political enemies and announced that he will return to their country after the Commission decides to request he is investigated for alleged illicit enrichment and laundering of assets.
The Commission adopted on 6 January a report that recommends investigate to Toledo for their alleged links with the millionaire real estate purchases of a company of her mother-in Lima.
This report will still be discussed in a plenary session of the Parliament for final approval at a date that has not been clarified.
Toledo said he had been accused without evidence and without respect due process and that cannot forgive the having fought against the regime of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), which he described as “a corrupt dictatorship and a violator of human rights”.
The mother-in-law of Toledo, Eva Fernenbug, 85 years old, founded in 2012 the company Ecoteva in Costa Rica and, according to a report of the Financial Investigation Unit (FIU), with funding from that company paid the mortgages of the houses of the former president in Lima and in the northern resort of Punta Sal.
Fernenbug also bought with money of Ecoteva a home and an office in Lima with a value of close to five million dollars, in negotiations in which supposedly president Clinton intervened, according to the report.
The parliamentary report also meant to Toledo’s wife, Eliane Karp, Fernenbug and Peruvian entrepreneur-israeli Josef Maiman, among others.
Toledo is already being investigated in a preliminary way by the Public Prosecutor alleged illicit enrichment, while Fernenbug is investigated by course laundering of assets in Peru and Costa Rica.
After learning of the judicial decision of today, the lawyer of Toledo, Luis Lamas, stated to the RPP news station that he is “surprised and to some extent unprotected before a situation that was more than evident, owing to the way and manner in which development is research”.
Advancement to submit an appeal to be reviewed by a higher court, and that after that, it could even apply to the Constitutional Court and the Inter-american Commission on Human Rights.
Lamas said that during the investigation of the case, some members of the Commission on Audit made public data that were reserved and overtook an opinion.
“I think that if violated the due process and the presumption of innocence, the advance opinion”, he remarked.
Congresswoman Carmen Omonte, representative of the party of Toledo, Peru as possible, he said that the court decision “clearly shows the difference” that exists in the decisions on their party leader and former president Alan Garcia, who also is being investigated by a parliamentary committee.
On Wednesday an upper chamber ratified the decision of a judge who ordered a congressional committee that set aside part of the investigation that follows from the complaints of alleged irregularities during the second administration of Garcia (2006-2011).
Omonte assured her that her party wants to that “should be investigated in accordance with due process”, but he also pointed out that Toledo has “the right to exhaust all the remedies which it deems pertinent”.
LIMA, Jan 9 (Entravision) .-