Posted On 19 Apr 2017
Fernando Villavicencio, activist, and communicator, requested political asylum to the Peruvian government on Tuesday. The Twitter account of the Plan V website was the first to pour the news and later it was confirmed by his wife, Verónica Saráuz.
According to Sárauz, Villavicencio´s argument for seeking political asylum is an order of preventive detention against him for violating the privacy of senior officials of the current Government and that of their families. “As a family, we want to safeguard Fernando’s life because he just launched his book (The Oil Holiday) and as a result of this, I received many death threats calls for my children and me. All these threats by the Government of Ecuador led us to seek asylum,” she explained.
He also said that for now, they have no answer on whether they will be granted asylum. “We still have no news of how the government of (Pedro Pablo) Kuczynski will react, nor the Government of Ecuador,” she added.