Ousted Peru leader appears in court to face rebellion charge

Police escort supporters of former President Pedro Castillo in a march at the Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Supporters of former President Pedro Castillo hold up a sign that says in Spanish "Urgent! Close Congress!" as they gather outside the police base where former President Pedro Castillo is held following his arrest, as he faces charges of rebellion, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) Supporters of former President Pedro Castillo gather outside the police base where former President Pedro Castillo is held following his arrest and faces charges of rebellion on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) Police stand guard at the National Police base where former President Pedro Castillo is held after his arrest, facing charges of rebellion, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) Peru's new President Dina Boluarte makes a statement to the press at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, Boluarte, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Peru's new President Dina Boluarte points as she makes a statement to the press at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, Boluarte, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) A vendor sells newspapers featuring front page news on the previous day's political crisis in Lima, Peru, early Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Police close a street near the government palace in Lima, Peru, early Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Peru's ousted President Pedro Castillo is escorted by police at the police station where he is being held in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo was ousted by Congress and arrested on a charge of rebellion Wednesday after he sought to dissolve the legislative body and take unilateral control of the government, triggering a grave constitutional crisis. (AP Photo/Renato Pajuelo) 
              A riot police grabs hold of a supporter of former President Pedro Castillo outside the police station where Castillo arrived earlier, and where supporters had gathered and confronted riot police surrounding the station, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
            Supporters of former President Pedro Castillo confront riot police surrounding the police station where Castillo arrived earlier, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Supporters of former President Pedro Castillo confront riot police surrounding the police station where Castillo arrived earlier, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) 
              Former Vice President Dina Boluarte acknowledges lawmakers after she was sworn in as president  at Congress in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Behind is Congress President Jose Williams. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)
            
              Former Vice President Dina Boluarte receives the presidential sash as she is sworn-in as the new president at Congress in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. At left is Congress President Jose Williams and at right is Jose Cevasco. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)
            Supporters of former President Pedro Castillo confront riot police surrounding the police station where Castillo arrived earlier, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Opponents of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo celebrate his ouster outside the police station, where he arrived and his status was not immediately clear, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with Vice President Dina Boluarte, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. The poster reads in Spanish: "We will also take out Dina Boluarte". (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Former Vice President Dina Boluarte takes the oath of office during her swearing-in ceremony to become president at Congress in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) In this photo provided by Peru's police administration office, former President Pedro Castillo, second from left, and former Prime Minister Anibal Torres, far left, sit as prosecutor Marco Huaman stands at center inside a police station, where Castillo and Torres' status was not immediately clear, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday and replaced him with the vice president, shortly after the president decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (Peru's police administration office via AP)
Ousted Peru leader appears in court to face rebellion charge