El Diario explained that “the permanent criminal chamber of the Supreme Court has fifteen days to convene a hearing in which it will evaluate the reasons and the convenience of the request, which must approve or remit again to the judge so that it may correct any seen observations.”
Nevertheless, the Ex-President’s lawyer, Heriberto Jiménez, said on his Twitter account, according to El Diario, that the extradition request has a political motivation and that it is being performed by a judge “without legal competence” for it.
“Jiménez affirmed that the imputed crimes have already prescribed and the requirement of preventive detention is ‘arbitrary’ because it is based on the testimonies of collaborators of the Peruvian Justice who accepted the awarding denunciations, such as the former director of Odebrecht Peru, Jorge Barata”, El Diario wrote.
To this comment, judge Concepción said that none of the crimes has yet prescribed and he considered that there are enough clues to prove the corruption attributed to Toledo.
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