(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Peru's ousted President Pedro Castillo has been charged with
instigating mutiny and may face 20 years in prison, Peru's El
Comercio newspaper said on Wednesday, trend reports citing tass .
According to the newspaper, Castillo has been detained by the
police for a term of ten days on several charges, including an
attempt to organize a mutiny (article 346 of Peru's criminal code),
which carries a punishment of a prison term of from ten to twenty
years. Apart from that, the former president is accused of office
abuse and violation public order. He is also faced with a number of
other charges linked with corruption-related crimes. These criminal
cases were opened when he was in office.
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