A Peruvian court affirmed in a ruling based on conspiracy theories that the coronavirus it was a creation of the “criminal elites worldwide” made up, according to the judges of this court, by billionaires such as George Soros, the family Rockefeller and the businessman Bill Gates.
The magistrates Tito Gallegos, Luis Leguía and Tony Changaray, belonging to the Criminal Appeals Chamber of Chincha and Pisco, tried to explain the reasons why they delayed in hearing the appeal of a defendant who asked that his preventive detention (provisional ), but whose request had not been resolved due to the pandemic.
As a justification for the delay in issuing the ruling, this collegiate court of the Superior Court of Justice of Ica assured that The pandemic had an “unpredictable” character except for its creators, “who managed it and continue to direct it with extreme secrecy within their world environments and corporations.”
“No world government, natural and legal persons, nor the defendant’s defense can maintain that this pandemic has the quality of ‘foreseeable’, except for the creators of the new world order such as Bill Gates, Soros, Rockefeller, etc”, said the resolution, posted on the LP Law portal.
An ancient conspiracy theory
The document of the Superior Criminal Court of Appeals of Chincha and Pisco He asserted that the coronavirus was “created by the criminal elites that dominate the world” and then he quoted financial investor George Soros, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and the billionaire Rockefeller family, whom he accused of “managing” and “continuing to direct” the virus in the “new world order.”
In this way, the judges echoed one of the many conspiracy theories that were raised last year as a result of the pandemic. These ideas are in turn fueled by fake news, which skyrocketed with the appearance of Covid-19 and ended up generating disinformation that was classified as an “infodemic” by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Although the WHO confirmed in May that the new virus has an animal origin and dismissed the idea that it could have been created in a laboratory, supposed alternative origins continued to circulate.
These include speeches about its creation by pharmaceutical companies interested in increasing their economic benefits and even Plots of Bill Gates or Soros as promoters of a supposed plan to control the population through vaccines and 5G.
Investigation of judges
Given the repercussion that the content of the court’s resolution had on public opinion, the Decentralized Office of Magistracy Control (Odecma) of Ica, located some 400 kilometers south of Lima, opened a preliminary investigation to the magistrates.
The objective of the investigation will be to gather elements that help determine the existence of alleged irregularities committed by the judges.