Saturday, 26 April 2008

Peru: 81 Bodies Found in Los Cabitos

More chilling than the political debates about recognising the MRTA as a current terrorist organisation is this story from La República: large numbers of corpses and bones have been discovered in a mass grave in Ayacucho, Peru, including the remains of young children and babies. The exhumations were made at the recommendation of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Ovens were also found, which were apparently used to cremate torture victims, preventing their identification. These people were tortured in an attempt to force them to confess to being members of Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and then killed, as part of the brutal 'counter-insurgency campaign' of the Peruvian armed forces.

Warning: original article contains graphic details of torture and images of skeletons.
Los Cabitos: 'hablan' las fosas del terror

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