Peruvian Ombudsman's Office asks President to respect freedom of expression after hostile speech against journalists

"The Ombudsman's Office once again urged the President of the Republic [of Peru], Pedro Castillo, to respect and guarantee freedom of expression in the country. This due to the controversial statements he made after a meeting with graduates of the Armed Forces.

'We urge President Pedro Castillo to respect and guarantee Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press, avoiding any attack to the media. His hostile discourse has already generated acts of violence against women and men of the press,' warned the institution in its Twitter account.

Pedro Castillo described the national press as 'biased' and accused it of being in collusion with power groups, of 'lying to the country.' This is why the Ombudsman's Office reminded the head of state of the importance of the media."

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