Ex-President of Peru Shoots Himself Amid Corruption Scandal 👮
April 17, 2019
Multiple reports out of Peru report that the country’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself after police arrived at his Lima home to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation. Local media say he has been taken to hospital. A lawyer for Alan Garcia confirms the former Peruvian president did shoot himself before being detained by police amid the allegations.
Garcia, 69, is now undergoing surgery for the self-inflicted gunshot wound and there are some reports he has had 3 incidents of cardiac arrests and then been revived. I don’t think he’s going to be so keen on living again if he does indeed survive.
According to Jo-Marie Burt, “he has also managed to avoid Peru’s sweeping investigations into human rights violations during his first government when he gave the military a blank check to murder suspected insurgents which resulted in mass human rights violations against non-combatant civilians. García’s government ministers, senior military officials, soldiers, and even civilian members of his APRA party have been investigated & prosecuted for human rights. But Peru’s justice system has failed to reckon with Alan Garcia’s criminal responsibility for human rights crimes.” More to come on this story.