Sunday, 11 January 2009

Peru: Torture of Mine Protesters

Blogging on a borrowed laptop here, but just wanted to draw attention to Otto's important post on the horrific treatment of Peruvian locals protesting against a mining development in 2005. Warning: contains distressing images of police brutality. The post is here. I'll comment as soon as I can.

Updated to add: there is really little more to be said except the obvious: that the photos tell you all you need to know, and that such atrocities must be unequivocally condemned. The only positive is the actions of the Peruvian Human Rights Coordinator in publishing the images and explaining the background. They have also now translated their original post into English, and it can be accessed here.

Further update: Spanish speakers who want to follow this story should do it here.

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