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Peru: Families of Death Squad Victims Protest Pardon of Alberto Fujimori

HeadlineJan 11, 2018

And in Peru, the family members of victims of the former dictatorship are speaking out, after former President Alberto Fujimori was pardoned by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and released from prison. Fujimori had been imprisoned for crimes including ordering massacres by death squads in the 1990s.

Gisela Ortiz Perea: “I’m a close relative of a victim. I saw with my own eyes these criminals. I experienced this story, this horrible death that occurred in my family, the suffering that is engraved in my memory, year after year. It is awful to constantly have in my mind the face of the criminals. And the most horrible thing is that there are people who continue to call us terrorists.”

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