Sunday, 27 January 2013

Peru: Remains of Chungui victims returned to families

A number of bodies of people killed in Chungui, Peru, around 1984-85 have been released for proper burial. Exhumation work has been going on for some time.

The exact number seems to be unclear - La Republica is reporting 78, Correo 54, news agency EFE 65, and Argentina's Pagina/12 78, but only 68 of them identified.

I have mentioned Chungui a couple of times before, in connection with the work of artist Edilberto Jimenez.

Entregan 78 cuerpos de víctimas de las FFAA y Sendero en Chungui (La Republica)
Ayacucho: Fiscalía entregó 54 restos de matanza de Chungui (Correo)
Los restos de 65 asesinados en el conflicto interno en Perú recién serán sepultados (EFE)
Después de años, velan a sus muertos (Pagina/12)

Image credit: European Pressphoto Agency.

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