Peru’s Nationalistic Party says its leader Ollanta Humala is politically persecuted

Daniel Abugattas, Peruvian Nationalistiv Party(LIP-wb) — Daniel Abugattás, congressman of Ollanta Humala’s Peruvian Nacionalistic Party (PNP), maintained that the decision of the Peru’s Judiciary to investigate his party leader for his alleged role of his brother’s 2005 armed takeover of a police station in Andahuaylas, is just another example of political persecution against him.

Abugattás said it is amazing that whenever the country is "in a jam", some judicial denunciation against Humala appears. On this occasion, it is obviously the failed talks of Peru’s government to obtain ratification of the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) with the United States, he said.

“The Attorney General acts very strange in relation to Commander Ollanta Humala”, he maintained, adding that the presence of the ruling APRA party among the leadership of Peru’s judicial system is well known publicly.

Responding to a different subject, Abugattás pointed out that 500,000 Peruvians will be out of a job on January 1st, 2007, due to the lame-duck period of U.S. Congress and the expiration of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), according to data provided by ex-President Alejandro Toledo.

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(AP/International Herald Tribune, Nov. 28, 2006)