Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Peru: Degregori Testifies

Carlos Ivan Degregori, one of the most respected Peruvian academics specialising in Shining Path, has testified in Fujimori's trial.

Degregori claimed there are “beyond reasonable signs” indicating that the president, Fujimori, was aware of the Colina Military Detachment as well as the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta crimes. The expert also said that these crimes did not help defeat Shining Path. “It only brought about pain and disgrace for military institutions and the government. It was a disastrous chapter in Peru’s history.”

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