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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Peru: Recent legislative decrees are covert amnesty for army war crimes against civilians September 20, 2010

Amnesty International

Campaign for International Justice

The Peruvian Government should abandon any attempt to legislate in favour of human rights violators, Amnesty International said today. Four legislative decrees issued by President Alan García, using powers delegated to him by the Peruvian Congress, could allow cases involving people under investigation for crimes against humanity to be closed.

“The legislative decrees adopted last Wednesday in Peru are a grave setback for respect of human rights and lay the foundations for a possible covert amnesty”, Susan Lee, Director of Amnesty International’s Americas Programme said. Read more »

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