(IPYS/IFEX) - Television businessman Genaro Delgado Parker announced that he will challenge the resolution used to strip him of his authority over Red Global, as he considers it "a political action orchestrated by the National Intelligence Service (Servicio de Inteligencia Nacional)".
On 25 September 2000, The Patrimonial Restructuring Commission of the National Institute for Consumer Defence and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Instituto Nacional de Defensa del Consumidor y de la Propiedad Intelectual, INDECOPI) declared Red Global to be insolvent and appointed a board of creditors. According to Delgado Parker, this decision amounts to a plundering of the television station, of which he is the majority shareholder. The commission nominated Franco de Ferrari to preside over the board. In February, de Ferrari seized Radio 1160's equipment for an alleged unpaid debt. The seizure took place a few days after César Hildebrandt launched a radio programme on Radio 1160 (see IFEX alert of 22 February 2000).
As IPYS noted on 11 August, the INDECOPI tribunal found that the process via which the company was declared bankrupt and a meeting of the creditors convoked, was inappropriate and fraudulent and should be suspended. Nevertheless, the INDECOPI tribunal was ordered to proceed with the process, by a precautionary measure issued by the First Civil Corporate Court, presided by Judge Víctor Martínez. Delgado Parker's office had explained that, "the Restructuring Committee which was set up, has been unwilling or unable to defy this unjust ruling, and has called a meeting of creditors."
In a 9 August statement, Delgado Parker's office indicated that the board of creditors "will be completely controlled by Angel González and Julio Vera Abad, who are allied with the government, and will supplant the authority of the Shareholders' General Meeting and the board of directors". Previously, on 23 June 1999, Provisional Judge Sara Mejía, of the 29th Lima Criminal Court, had designated Vera as supervisor. Vera is one of González's collaborators, who, more than a year ago, assumed the administration of Red Global, and opted to immediately remove the company's news bulletins, informative programmes, and programming and advertising contracts.
According to Delgado Parker's lawyer, Pedro Mujica Benavides, if the running of the television station is not restored to the businessman via the dissolving of the board of creditors and the entire insolvency process surrounding Red Global - Canal 13, "there is little that can be discussed on 15 October - the date set to resolve the case under the Organization of American States (OAS) democratisation agenda - because owner Genaro Delgado will have been completely stripped of his authority over his company."
Send appeals to authorities:
- asking for an immediate just and impartial review of the Red Global Canal 13 case
Ing. Alberto Fujimori Fujimori
President of the Republic
Fax: +51 1 427 6722 / 426 6535
Dr. Federico Salas Guevara Shultz
President of the Council of Ministers
Fax: +51 1 447 1628 / 475 0689
Dr. Jorge Santistevan de Noriega
Fax: +51 1 426 6657
Secretary General of the OAS
Fax: +202 458 6215 / 202 458 3624
President of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA)
Fax: +305 634 2465
Dr. Eduardo La Torre
Permanent Secretary of the OAS in Peru
Fax: +51 1 441 6715
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