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Peruvian authorities unfold bills to allow cremating Guzman’s remains

Lima, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Government, Parliament and the Attorney General's Office announced today bills to allow cremating the remains of the former head of the Shining Path armed group, Abimael Guzman.

The Minister of the Interior Juan Carrasco tweeted that the Government is promoting a bill to allow the corpse’s cremation, which remains in the morgue since Saturday, September 11th.

Carrasco added that the bill will be announced by President Pedro Castillo, who refrained on Tuesday from declaring on the remains’ fate, in an impromptu press briefing during a visit to the northern city of Cajamarca.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Office, Zoraida Avalos, presented to the Congress of the Republic a bill that modifies the General Health Law, so that judges or prosecutors can decide on allocating the corpses in cases that affect public order.

The announcement adds that the proposal ’empowers the operators of justice to order the cremation of bodies, whose transfer, funerals or burial could put at serious risk the security or public order,’ as all the parliamentary benches allege could happen in the case of Guzman.

A similar bill is also being planned in the Parliament, after all the parliamentary benches pronounced themselves in favor of the cremation of the corpse of the former Shining Path leader.

Amid pressures to come into force the measure, the Government decided after Guzman’s death to apply the bill that leaves in the hands of the Public Ministry to decide on unclaimed corpses’ fate.


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