Christopher Acosta: US and UK embassies speak in favor of freedom of expression and the press
The sentencing against journalist Christopher Acosta, author of the book “Plata Como Cancha” and editor of the Penguim Random House publishing house, Jeronimo Pimentel, following a defamation suit filed by Cesar Acuna, businessman and leader of the Alliance for Progress, Has caused discussion all over the world.
because of this reason, Embassies of the United States of America and the United KingdomSpoke through your social networks to support, in Peru “One of the most fundamental rights of man”, This is how they understand freedom of expression.
Both government institutions shared the same message on Twitter, arguing that freedom of the press serves as “the basis of all democracy” and that they “work on a day-to-day basis” to strengthen the right. .
“Freedom of expression, which includes freedom of the press as the basis of all democracy, is one of the most fundamental rights of man”, It reads in the message of both the embassies.
“United States/United Kingdom advocates strict respect for this right anywhere in the world and works every day to strengthen it”, The statement ends.
Names of Acosta and pimentel The 30th Liquidating Criminal Court of Lima’s Superior Court of Justice resonated with force throughout the country and the rest of the world after Judge Ral Jess Vega, issued a suspended sentence of two years in prison and paid civil reimbursement against him. of 400 thousand soles.
Initially, in November 2021, Acuna requested civil compensation of 100 million soles from the Superior Court of Lima from two people implicated in the publication of “Plata Como Cancha”. “Acuna’s suit by which he requests that I be convicted of serious defamation and with [la editorial] Penguin Random House We pay him S/100 million repairs, this is mainly based on the selection made by his lawyer, as he assures that he has not read the book of 55 sentences”, Acosta told the newspaper El Comercio at the time.
Caesar Acuna’s defense alleges that some 55 sentences in the book ‘Plata Como Cancha’ were defamatory, despite the fact that the publication contains quotes and third-party phrases that had appeared in previous interviews.
The judge ruled that Caesar Acua’s “acts injurious to honor and reputation” were committed and specified that, of the 35, 55 sentences questioned, Acosta had committed defamation.
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“I wonder what Mr. Akuna has achieved with this empirical victory, in exchange for all these quotes condemning a journalist, which he did not want to be made public, flooding social networks and appearing in the media. Me God seems to have been very poorly advised and with this judicial victory, he has suffered a public defeat”, Acosta asked for Latina this morning.
Now, Acosta will go on to appeal against what happened to Acuna. According to his words, he still has a second example, which will be officially given today. “There is another example, we are going to have a Supreme Court as well, because justice helps us that there is enough international jurisprudence to address this type of dispute”, as outlined.
“The appeal is pending, we should have a formal response today. With the documents in my lawyer’s hands, we are going to appeal in a room with 3 judges, not 1, there are 3 different criteria that will determine whether Is this sentence valid or not?she added.
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