The minister of justice and human rights, Salvador Heresi, said that there have not been any more femicide cases registered in Peru since the government “is working hard” to eliminate violence against women.
According to El Peruano, Heresi repudiated the last case of aggression against a woman in Cajamarca that was burned by a subject, “for whom he requested life imprisonment for this execrable crime”, they wrote.
“There has to be speed and exemplary sanctions against these events that must be eradicated from society”, said Heresi to El Peruano, adding that president Vizcarra is attentive and concerned about these cases of violence.
In the case of the woman in Cajamarca, the minister said that the aggressor will be transferred to a high-security prison and is expected to receive a penalty of not less than 35 years of prison, but he hopes he will be sentenced to the maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
“Heresi reminded that the Government set up an emergency commission for women, which seeks to take quick action to raise awareness among the population”, said El Peruano yesterday.
As for the victim in Cajamarca, she is still receiving medical attention and her doctors are trying the best to save her life, after having 90% of her body burned.