According to several Peruvian media, yesterday, attorney Sandro Astudillo Salcedo denounced -of committing crimes of outrage and hostile acts against the Ecuadorian nation- Cristina Castro and Cynthia Nunez, mother and daughter that denounced the former Ecuadorian ambassador in Lima, Rodrigo Riofrio, of allegedly having assaulted them, physically and verbally, in a supermarket of Lima.
Astudillo based his complaint on the Article 339 of the Peruvian Criminal Code, which provides that “the person that practice, without government approval, hostile acts against a foreign state (…) shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two years nor more than eight years. “
In an interview with a local news agency, Astudillo, who claims to be a “nationalist”, revealed that he did not act on behalf of the Ecuadorian state or in defense of former Ambassador Rodrigo Riofrio, but he does not feel represented by their fellow nationals. “(The complaint) was given due to the national outrage that this has caused and that has left us look looking bad internationally,” said Astudillo.
On the other hand, the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said that the diplomatic incident with Peru, “is completely and utterly overcome” and noted that that fact should have never occurred.