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Peru court upholds 18 months of pre-trial detention for Castillo

In this file photo taken on June 8, 2022, then president of Peru Pedro Castillo speaks at the IV CEO Summit of the Americas on the sidelines of the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California. (PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP)

LIMA – The appeals chamber of Peru's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the decision to keep former president Pedro Castillo in pre-trial detention for 18 months while he is investigated on charges of rebellion.

Earlier this month, Castillo was voted out of office by lawmakers and then arrested for attempting to illegally dissolve Congress.