The decision was taken because the Vacunagate report is not ready and the Oversight Commission congresswoman in charge of presenting the Richard Swing case took a medical leave.
Vacunagate report states that Vizcarra incurred six Constitutional violations after being vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine without being a volunteer in the clinical trials last year. Furthermore, he is accused of having made arrangements for his wife and older brother to receive the vaccine as well.
Lawmaker Jim Mamani proposed the disqualification of ex-Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti and ex-Foreign Affairs Minister Elizabeth Astete for undertaking and covering their illegal inoculations.
The queue for oxygen in Callao, Peru. People are having to sleep rough beside their gas tank, the wait to refill is as long as 2 days! https://t.co/YrNHvZ39e0
In Dec. 2020, the Oversight Commission approved the final report on the Culture Ministry's irregular hirings linked to the Richard Swing Case. According to the text, officials favored the Peruvian singer through nine service orders at inflated prices and without observing selection processes.
Vizcarra is charged with the alleged crime of actual concealment in this case and other offenses related to the hiring of close associates in other sectors.
The former President denounced political persecution targeting his candidacy to Congress in the April 11 elections. He also warned of an appeal before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).