Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Peru Military Resists Civilian Trials

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 02:47 AM
Original message
Peru Military Resists Civilian Trials
Peru Military Resists Civilian Trials
Thursday July 7, 2005 7:31 AM

By RICK VECCHIO
Associated Press Writer

LIMA, Peru (AP) - For the first time in Peru's history, civilian courts are calling scores of military men to account for the torture and murder of civilians, including 118 ordered detained this week for one of the worst massacres during the height of the Shining Path insurgency.

But human rights advocates and a top court official complain that police are not carrying out arrest orders - a reflection of the country's long domination by the armed forces, even under democratic regimes.

Judge Pablo Talavera, president of Peru's national criminal court, told The Associated Press that national police assigned to the judiciary were dragging their feet in making court-ordered arrests of military personnel accused of human rights violations.
(snip)

More than half of Peru's governments during its 184-year history have come about as a result of military coups. A leftist military dictatorship ruled the country from 1968 to 1980, the last time the armed forces were in charge.
(snip/...)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-512...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
StevieM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:35 AM
Response to Original message
1. Great, now why don't they release Lori Berenson....
she's being held prisoner on trumped up charges, and the OAS and the US values "stability" more then her rights. As far as I am concerned, she is a hostage. We should break her out of prison. You see, lurking freepers, I can support military action sometimes.

Steve

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
StevieM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:52 PM
Response to Original message
2. Kick.
eom
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 25th 2014, 08:06 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC