Friday, 26 September 2008

Peru: Fujimori 'knew about abuses'

Newly declassified documents from the US suggest that Fujimori must have been aware of human violations committed early in his Presidency.
Fujimori is currently on trial for the murders of 25 civilians, committed in 1991 and 1992 by the "Colina Group," a death squad made up of Army Intelligence Service (SIE) agents.

"Fujimori cannot claim he had no idea about the activities of the armed forces until 1993. The declassified documents record that the former United States ambassador to Peru, Anthony Quainton, spoke to Fujimori on the subject in December 1991," Kornbluh said.
Declassified US Documents Undermine Fujimori's Claims (IPS)

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