Bellido, investigated by the prosecution for the alleged crimes of terrorism and apology for terrorism for alleged links with the Shining Path, avoided commenting on the request made by the Ministry of Justice that Guzmán’s remains be cremated.
The Ministry of Justice considers that the body of the terrorist should be cremated to avoid “damage to public order and the security of the entire society.”
And the announcement of an initiative in that sense on the part of the Executive seems to confirm that this will be the fate of Guzmán’s remains.
The 86-year-old terrorist leader died of pneumonia last Saturday at the Maximum Security Detention Center (Cerec), a special prison administered by the Navy and located in Callao -next to the capital of Peru-, where he was serving a life sentence after his capture in 1992.
His remains are currently in the possession of the Prosecutor’s Office, who has not yet decided what to do with them.
“The Executive Branch is promoting a bill that will be announced by the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, in order to allow the incineration of the deceased terrorist Abimael Guzmán,” the Interior portfolio published on his Twitter account. .
Carrasco defended the initiative with the argument that in this way the Government will be “responding to what will be done with the body of Guzmán, who is no longer subject to law,” although he insisted that “the issue depends on the issuance of a norm, because there is no legislation in this regard ”, reported the website of the newspaper La República.
Just as the Minister of Justice, Aníbal Torres, did on Saturday, Carrasco also pointed out that burying Guzmán would give way to mausoleums or places of worship for the founder of Shining Path.
“From my position as a citizen, I consider that Guzmán’s body should be cremated, because otherwise it would become an apology for terrorism in the country,” Carrasco said.
The congressional benches of Avanza País, Fuerza Popular, Alianza para el Progreso, Acción Popular, Together for Peru, Podemos Peru, Somos Perú-Partido Morado and Renovación Popular spoke in the same direction on Monday, in a joint document.
Guzmán’s wife, Elena Iparraguirre, also a prisoner and serving a life sentence, demanded through a representative that the body be handed over to her.