Human Rights

Keiko Fujimori Recognizes Crimes in Father’s Administration

Keiko Fujimori Recognizes Crimes in Father’s Administration

Leading presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori said she recognized that corruption and other crimes were committed during her father’s administration in the 1990s. The comments, reported by Peru’s local media, is seen as an attempt by Fujimori to distance herself from the presidency of her father, Alberto Fujimori, in the run […]

Peru Support Group Looks at 2016 Elections

The Peru Support Group in London will be holding its annual conference this Saturday, October 17, at the UCL Institute of the Americas, focusing on Consultation, Participation and Elections in Peru 2016. The conference will be opened by the president of the Group, Baroness Coussins, and the keynote speaker will […]

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

A team of forensic specialists have found the remains of 50 men, women and children in Ayacucho, in five mass graves outside the town of Oronccoy. The investigation has shown that the bodies were buried in 1985, at the height of the internal conflict between Shining Path rebels and the […]

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Criminal Prosecutor Luis Landa is to ask for a 25 year sentence next week for 29 army staff, including subalterns and eight commanding officers, for the murder of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. The murder took place 30 years ago — in 1985 — at the height of the internal conflict […]