Law & Justice

Exemplary Sentences for Accomarca Massacre

Exemplary Sentences for Accomarca Massacre

Thirty-one years after the event, and six years since the trial began, Peru’s National Criminal Court has handed down stiff sentences to three army officers charged with ordering and perpetrating the murder in August 1985 of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. Besides the Colina Group death squad convictions, this is the only […]

Peru Court Annuls Journalist’s Sentence for Defamation

Peru Court Annuls Journalist’s Sentence for Defamation

Lima’s Fourth Criminal Court has annulled a sentence handed down in April this year to journalist Fernando Valencia, who was convicted of aggravated defamation against former President Alan Garcia. Valencia, publisher of the now defunct Diario 16, had been given a 20-month suspended sentence, and ordered to pay S/.100,000 in […]

July 2016 – Presidential Inauguration in Photos

July 2016 – Presidential Inauguration in Photos

 

Callao Emergency Crime Strategy Continues

In one of his first executive decisions, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has extended the state of emergency in the port city of Callao for a further 30 days.  The measure was first applied in late December 2015 and has been renewed monthly since then. The state of emergency allows the […]