Tudela supported his proposal during the Plenary (Congress of the Republic)
Parliamentarian Adriana Tudela, from the Avanza País bench, extended a proposal with the aim of achieving “neutrality and proportionality” in the integration of the investigative commission -of the Congress of the Republic- that will investigate the deaths that occurred during the demonstrations.
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The parliamentary body must “determine the presumed criminal and political responsibilities of the serious effects on human rights such as life and physical integrity against citizens and law enforcement officers.”
Tudela’s initiative asked to reconsider the formation of this working group, however, it did not obtain the necessary votes to approve its request.
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“The investigative commission that is formed must seek to find the truth, the circumstances in which these tragic deaths occurred, leaving aside any ideological biases,” the legislator said during the plenary session.
In this context, he added that the wording of the agreement proposed by the motion “makes it clear that there are certain ideological biases and that they have already determined what the responsibilities are.”
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“It is not starting from a neutral point that is absolutely essential,” he asserted.
Despite this, of the 66 adhesions they needed, only 58 were obtained and, on the other side, 38 congressmen voted against, added to one abstention.
“Consequently, the corresponding process will continue,” said the president of Congress, José Williams Zapata (Avanza País).
The investigative commission will also have a period of ninety calendar days to carry out the pertinent proceedings.
The proposal arose last January from the hand of congressman Edgar Reymundo (Cambio Democrático-Juntos por el Perú), who suggested that this should include members of all the benches of the national representation.
The Fuerza Popular and Renovación Popular benches opposed the measure, during the debate, and stressed that the Public Ministry should be in charge of carrying out the proceedings.
However, it was approved with 71 votes in favor, 45 against and one abstention. The group must find those responsible for the 47 deaths that have occurred, to date, since December of last year.
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