The Peruvian governor in Puno, Walter Aduviri, was sentenced to prison for promoting anti-mining protests in 2011.
“A court in Peru on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Walter Aduviri, the indigenous governor of the mineral-rich Puno department, in the southeastern part of the country”, Deutsche Welle reported.
He was sentenced to six years for leading anti-mining protests in 2011 that resulted in several deaths. “The 39-year-old was found guilty of disturbing the public order, but he was not present at the ruling and had ignored a detention order prior to the trial”, the aforementioned media said.
Currently, his whereabouts are unknown and Agustin Luque, deputy governor of the same region, is expected to replace him in office.
His lawyer, Aldo Valdivia said that they will appeal this decision in court.
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