Human Rights

Peru ex-President included in Italian arrest warrant

An Italian judge has issued an arrest warrant for Peru’s former president, General Francisco Morales-Bermúdez, for the disappearance of 25 Italian citizens in the 1970s. The warrant was issued by Judge Luisianna Figliolia on Monday. Peru’s ex-Prime Minister Pedro Richter Prada is also included. According to Radio Programas radio, the […]

by · December 28, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Human Rights

Peru ex-general held on human rights charges

The former commander of the Peruvian Army’s Special Forces Division, General Luis Pérez Document, will remain imprisoned as he awaits trial on first degree murder and forced disappearance charges. According to daily La República, the decision by the Third Anticorruption Court yesterday was based on the severity of the charges […]

by · December 12, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Human Rights

Activists launch national GLBT rights campaign

Human rights organizations launched Peru’s first national campaign against discrimination of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transvestites (GLBT) and sex workers on Monday. The campaign is organized by the GLBT and Sex Workers Round Table, the National System of Community Defense (SINDECO), the Platform for Vulnerable Communities and the Homosexual Movement of […]

by · November 28, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Human Rights, Law & Justice