Peru Cops Raid IDL-Reporteros after Judicial Exposé

After an exposé of recordings implicating judicial officials in corruption, authorities in Peru yesterday raided the offices of GIJN member IDL Reporteros, demanding documents and data. The recordings "open a window onto the almost wholesale trading of favors — job positions, lenient sentences or shelving of cases, votes for court candidacies—by the chief justice on the Superior Court of Callao, a justice on the Supreme Court, and three members on the National Magistrates Council, which appoints judges and officials," according to the Peruvian Times. Press groups have denounced the raid. 

Source: Peruvian Times, RPP

Posted on: July 11, 2018