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(Washington, D.C.) — The findings of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission underscore the need to prosecute the perpetrators of gross human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The commission's nine-volume report, made public this morning,…
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(New York) — Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission needs support from all political sectors in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Recently the commission has been the target of aggressive attacks by its political opponents in advance of the…
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(Washington, DC) - The Peruvian government has failed to reform the country's draconian and much-criticized anti-terrorism legislation, Human Rights Watch said in a backgrounder released just prior to U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to Peru. Human…
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Since the collapse of the corrupt Fujimori government in November 2000 the human rights situation in Peru has improved significantly. During Fujimori's last term in office (1995-2000), Vladimiro Montesinos, the de facto head of the National Intelligence…
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(Washington, DC) - Under President Bush's November 13th Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be detained, tried, convicted and even…
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Carta al Presidente Paniagua

Dr. Valentín Paniagua Presidente de la República del Perú Presidencia de la República Palacio de Gobierno Plaza de Armas Lima 1, PERU De mi más alta consideración: Tengo el honor de dirigirme a S.E. para felicitarle por su elección como…
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The Honorable Janet Reno   Attorney General of the United States   U.S. Department of Justice   950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 4545   Washington, D.C. 20530-0001     Dear Madame Attorney General:   Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned that your…
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Otherwise, Lima Summit Gives Fujimori "Undeserved Prestige"

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno should use her presence in Lima next week to insist that Peru fully restore independence of the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said today. Reno's attendance at the justice ministers' meeting "will provide President…
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Peru continues to violate human rights as part of central government policy. Recently there has been a strong decline in the numbers of extrajudicial executions and disappearances committed in the course of government counterinsurgency operations in the…
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In the past few years, the human rights panorama in Peru has brightened considerably because of the decline in the massive "disappearances" and extrajudicial executions that has accompanied reduced political violence. Despite this positive trend, however…