The Justice and Human Rights Commission of Congress approved this Wednesday the preliminary report of the summary investigation against the seven members of the National Board of Justice (JNJ) for allegedly committing serious misconduct in the exercise of their functions, as denounced by the parliamentarian. Patricia Chirinos (Avanza País).
The group led by Janet Rivas (Free Peru) gave the green light to this step against the jurists ―Imelda Tumialán, Aldo Vásquez, Henry Ávila, Inés Tello, Humberto de la Haza, María Zavala and Guillermo Thornberry― without having been cited. Likewise, he scheduled the presentation of Chirinos (author of the motion) and those under investigation for this Thursday.
In the document to which Infobae Peru agreed, it is seen that they even recorded some conclusions when they had not had any session since they received the order from the Plenary to submit the JNJ. These are the following:
- In accordance with the Work Plan, the parties involved and witnesses have been summoned.
- All extraordinary sessions have been scheduled in a schedule of activities.
- It remains to be carried out the scheduled sessions to listen to the parties and witnesses, as well as to invite constitutional and criminal experts.
- Documentary information is being systematized regarding the lines of investigation outlined in the plan in order to clarify what was entrusted to the commission.
It must be remembered that last Friday the 15th the first session was going to be held in the Justice Commission that would begin with the investigation against the JNJ. However, everything was frustrated because its owner, Janet Rivas, reported that she had health problems. For that day the presence of the doctors had been required Tumialán, Vásquez, Ávila and Tello.
The preliminary report proposed requesting that the Plenary Session be granted an extension of the 14 days they were initially given (starting on September 27). Congresswoman Janet Rivas had already announced that they would make this request.
“We are going to evaluate if it is possible to request an extension, but it is very likely, because next week would be representation week and the congressmen will be in their regions,” he said in dialogue with RPP News.
“From the beginning it was said within the commission that the work we are going to carry out, in this case the summary investigation, has to be carried out with considerable objectivity and transparency. Certain opinions are being speculated that are not relevant. I would ask that they let us work until we have the preliminary report so we can know and realize that the work has been quite objective,” he added.
Tomorrow the following people will parade through the Justice Commission: the magistrates Imelda Tumialán, Aldo Vásquez, Henry Ávila, Inés Tello, Humberto de la Haza, María Zavala and Guillermo Thornberry. In the same way it will Congresswoman Patricia Chirinos.
For Friday the 22nd it is projected that the Attorney of the Nation, Patricia Benavides, be present. Other authorities are invited such as the supreme judges Javier Arevalopresident of Power of attorney and the Full Room of the Supreme Court; Elvia Barriospresident of the Supreme Temporary Criminal Chamber; César San Martínpresident of the Permanent Criminal Chamber; and Janet Tellopresident of the First Supreme Chamber of Transitory Constitutional and Social Law.
It is also required that the former prosecutor of the Nation, Zoraida Ávalos, and the journalists Gustavo Gorriti (IDL Reporteros) and María García (Diario Expreso) who can provide their testimonies. Of this group, Gorriti already said that he will not attend the Justice Commission.
Finally, experts in constitutional and criminal law will also be summoned. Among them are former ministers Francisco Eguiguren, Diego García Sayán, Walter Albán. In addition, there are the former presidents of the Constitutional Court: Ernesto Blume, Marianella Ledesma, Óscar Urviola and Ernesto Álvarez.