The first witness Tercero Samuel Gonzalez Pinedo, who incriminated the Pucallpa’s Mayor in the murder of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernandez received death threats in order to stop him giving important declarations against the Mayor of Pucallpa.
Tercero Samuel Gonzalez Pinedo, who now is in prison, confirmed to an important local media that he had been threatened 3 weeks ago.
The INPE (Penitenciary Institution) authorities confirmed that the witness had suffered an aggression and was threatened on his life August 2nd at 12:30pm after leaving the courtroom. During this session the witness mentioned the names of the journalists Martín Flores Vásquez and Roy Culqui Saurino who contacted him by order of Pucallpa’s Mayor, and him to send some criminals to beat journalist Alberto Rivera. At that time journalist Rivera was revealing important information about drug traffic in Pucallpa.
Pinedo also confirmed being permanently threatened by several thieves in the prison.