Peruvian Hostage Crisis

StoryDecember 26, 1996
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Francisco Soberon

Of the Pro-Human Rights association in Peru

As the Peruvian hostage crisis enters into its second week, the nature of Peru’s judicial system remains a key negotiating point between the rebel Tupac Amaru revolutionary movement and president Alberto Fujimori. The rebels, who are holding some 100 vip hostages in the Japanese embassy, are demanding the release of hundreds of their comrades jailed in Peru’s notoriously brutal prisons.

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