Law & Justice

Government to push for permanent registry for ex-convicts sentenced on terrorism charges

President Alan Garcia is preparing a bill that would require all Peruvians who have served prison sentences for terrorism to periodically report in with authorities for the rest of their lives, Cabinet Chief Jorge Del Castillo said Monday. “What we are seeking is a law that says, ‘You have been […]

by · November 27, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Insurgency, Politics

Specter of Shining Path dragged out ahead of Fujimori trial

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori is scheduled to face his first human rights abuse trial Dec. 10 to answer for his regime’s brutal excesses to tame the Shining Path insurgency during his 10-year rule. Coincidently, members of his political party spent all last week trying to muster support for a vote […]

by · November 24, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Insurgency, Media, Politics

Earthquake victims protest government inaction

Residents in southern Peru began a 24-hour protest today over the State’s torpid reconstruction efforts following the magnitude-8 earthquake on August 15, 2007. According to the Office of Police Operations (Ceopol) in Ica, protestors blocked kilometer 292 and 293 of the Pan-American South highway leading into Ica. Protestors are calling […]

by · November 23, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters

Peru president plans to publish list of pardoned inmates convicted of terrorism

President Alan García plans to publicly identify hundreds of Peruvians who received pardons for terrorism convictions during Peru’s internal armed conflict — a move many say is a smoke screen to distract attention from mounting attacks by guerrillas in league with drug traffickers. “I’m going to make public a list […]

by · November 19, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Insurgency