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