In the continuation of the oral trial against the congressman Guillermo Bermejo (Peru Libre) due to terrorist affiliation, the legal defense of the defendant legislator tried to surprise with the presentation of the witness Gonzalo Vereau Moreno.
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The witness sought to delegitimize what was said by other witnesses in the case, who claimed – in previous hearings – to have seen the parliamentarian in February 2009 in the Shining Path terrorist camp in Vraem.
During his statement, Vereau assured that he had invited Bermejo to Trujillo, precisely on February 22, 2009. This, he added, was for him to participate as a speaker in an activity organized by him and an association of relatives of victims of forced disappearances during that time. of terrorism.
“He stayed at my house. It was a few days. I don’t know if it was three or four. The event was held on a Saturday, from 4 to 6 in the afternoon. The realization was done a week before ”, highlighted Vereau.
However, the witness proposed in favor of Bermejo entered numerous inaccuracies when responding to the prosecutor and did not remember the name of the organization that paid for most of the event expenses, nor the details of the purchase of his guest’s ticket.
“I don’t remember, doctor. Honestly, I have tried to remember right now that I am speaking and I do not remember. It must be in the newspapers of the time, because they did a lot of activities. I do not remember (from which company the tickets for Bermejo were acquired). I did not ask the person who bought the ticket if he did it on his behalf of the association, “he said.
In addition, Vereau stressed that he did not remember the cost of the ticket to Bermejo or the date on which he sent the invitation email to the now congressman.
The hearing was suspended due to the inconsistency of other cited witnesses. The resumption will be on October 20 at 3:00 pm and then on October 27.