18 July 1996


Case files of imprisoned journalist Jesus Alfonso Castiglione Mendoza still waiting to be transferred to the State Prosecutor

**Updates IFEX alerts dated 6 June, 1 May, 12 April 1996,
15 August 1995, and others**

In spite of repeated promises made to IPYS and Reporters sans
frontieres (RSF) as well as to Carlos Rivera, the lawyer for
imprisoned journalist Jesus Alfonso Castiglione Mendoza, Dr
Marcos Ibazeta, the President of the Superior Court, still has
not followed through with his offer to transfer the case files of
Castiglione from the Superior Court to the State Prosecutor.
At the end of May 1996, Ibazeta stated to IPYS and RSF that the
process would take no more than three weeks. Nevertheless, even
though the Penal Code does not stipulate that case files are
required to be passed on within a specified time frame, legal
experts claim that such a transfer of case files should not take
more than two weeks.
It is estimated that once the case files of Castiglione are
finally transferred to the State Prosecutor they will be held up
for approximately eight months before the Supreme Court is able
to render a verdict, during which time Castiglione will remain

Recommended Action

Send appeals to authorities:

  • urging that the case file be transferred as soon as possible to
    the State Prosecutor

    Appeals To

    Ing. Alberto Fujimori Fujimori
    Palacio de Gobierno
    Plaza de Armas
    Lima 1, Peru
    Fax: +511 4266770 (or +511 4266535 via presidential press office)

    Dr. Moises Pantoja Rodulfo
    President of the Supreme Court
    Lima, Peru
    Fax: +511 426255

    Please copy appeals to the originator if possible.

  • Source

    Instituto Prensa y Sociedad
    Sucre N° 317
    Barranco, Lima
    postmaster (@) ipys.org
    Fax:+51 1 2473194
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