Judge denies freedom to ex-minister José Ramón Peralta to vary preventive detention.

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“José Ramón Peralta, who is involved in the Calamar case. The petition sought to modify the preventive detention measure imposed on the accused.”

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Santo Domingo. The Fourth Chamber of the Criminal Chamber of the National District rejected the request for habeas corpus presented by the defense of the former Minister of the Presidency, José Ramón Peralta, who is involved in the Calamar case. The petition sought to modify the preventive detention measure imposed on the accused.

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The court judge, Edward Abreu, explained that the decision to maintain preventive detention was made following the current legal system and not arbitrarily, thus dismissing the arguments presented by Peralta’s defense in the appeal.

The whole reading of the ruling is scheduled for August 3 at 2:00 p.m.

José Ramón Peralta’s lawyers announced that they would present other appeals against this decision once they obtain the full text of the ruling.

“We are going to file the corresponding appeals against said decision to take it to the subsequent stage, which is the Court of Appeal, and later, if necessary, we will reach the Constitutional Court with this issue,” said Pedro Valbuena, Peralta’s legal representative.

In contrast, the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), Wilson Camacho, expressed his satisfaction with the court’s ruling and pointed out that the filing of the appeal by the defendant’s defense was a mistake since the process against him has been carried out in strict adherence to current procedural regulations.

The Calamar case has generated significant public attention due to the relevance of the former Minister of the Presidency and the accusations of administrative corruption he faces. The development of the legal process will continue with the next stage in the Court of Appeal, where the preventive detention measure and other aspects related to the case will be reviewed again.

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