Top prosecutor says union boss’ poor health forced prison transfer
Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Jean Alain Rodriguezon Sunday justified the transfer of truckers’ union boss Blas Peralta to the prisonat Haras Nacionales, affirming that it’s temporary and for health reasons.
In a statement, the official said the transferof the accused of killing former Santo Domingo State University rector MateoAquino Febrillet is "to ensure the detainee’s acceptable levels of health"and a "thorough medical examination."
Citing reports, the official said Peralta"presents a worsening of acute diabetes, has lost a considerable amount ofweight, presents unstable blood pressure and has complicated his preexistingcondition of a herniated disc."
He said as soon Peralta’s health improves, hewill be returned to the prison at La Cucama, La Romana.