Boluarte had said on Friday that “I will be attending with great pleasure to answer the questions that they ask me.”
The prosecutor’s office began an investigation against Boluarte on January 10 for the alleged crimes of “genocide, qualified homicide and serious injuries” during the anti-government demonstrations of December 2022 and January 2023 in the Apurímac, La Libertad, Puno, Junín, Arequipa regions. and Ayacucho.
The chief of staff, Alberto Otárola (former Minister of Defense), the former Minister of the Interior Víctor Rojas, the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez, and the former Chief of Staff Pedro Angulo, are also included in the investigation carried out by the National Prosecutor. , Patricia Benavides.
On the day of her appearance, Boluarte completed three months in power after replacing President Pedro Castillo in his capacity as vice president, who was arrested after being dismissed by Congress on December 7 after a failed coup d’état, at a time when He was under investigation for alleged corruption.
A 53-year-old rural teacher and union leader, Castillo is serving 18 months in preventive detention in the Barbadillo prison, a mini-prison for ex-presidents, inside the headquarters of the Special Operations Directorate of the Police, east of Lima.
His fall after 17 months in power sparked violent protests that left 48 dead and more than 600 injured in clashes with security forces.
The protesters demand the resignation of Boluarte, the closure of Congress and the advancement of the elections to 2023.