- Dec 10, 2019
After yesterday’s decision to withdraw his legal complaint against Peruvian journalist Pedro Salinas, Archbishop Jose Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura has decided to retract a second complaint against journalist Paola Ugaz on grounds that the cases disrupted the unity of the local church.
Peruvian journalist Pedro Salinas has hit back against the judge who issued his guilty verdict in a criminal defamation case launched by an archbishop, saying her grounds for the sentence were biased and based solely on arguments of the prosecution.
The president of Peru’s conference of bishops called for calm after two-time former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died April 17 after shooting himself in the head as authorities prepared to arrest him.
One of America’s leading journalism watchdog groups has said an ongoing criminal defamation case against two journalists by an archbishop is an assault on the free press and serves as an illustration of why crimes of honor belong in civil, not criminal court.
Last week served up a couple of especially juicy examples of the old wisdom, “Be careful what you wish for, for you will surely get it.”
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz has won a second appeal to transfer a legal defamation case from the Peruvian city of Piura to Lima, after the archbishop of Piura raised charges against her last year.