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Fri May 26, 2023, 03:45 AM

Peru protesters, including children, killed in 'extrajudicial executions' by security forces, Amnest

Peru protesters, including children, killed in ‘extrajudicial executions’ by security forces, Amnesty finds

By Claudia Rebaza, CNN
Published 2:09 PM EDT, Thu May 25, 2023

Javier Adlemar/AFP/Getty Images

Peruvian Army soldiers stand guard at the main plaza of the central Andean city of Ayacucho on December 15, 2022, after the declaration of a national State of Emergency.

Peruvian security forces carried out widespread attacks against protestors with “extrajudicial executions “and “widespread use of lethal ammunition” earlier this year, while trying to contain mass protests that started in December 2022, according to Amnesty International.

The rights group researched the deaths of 25 people killed in the regions of Ayacucho, Apurimac and Puno between December 7, 2022 and February 9, 2023. In total, 49 civilians were killed during the protests. Amnesty International’s report found that many of the victims were younger than 21 years old, with six children among the cases documented.

The Andean country’s weeks-long protest movement was sparked by the impeachment and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo in December and fueled by deep dissatisfaction over living conditions and inequality in the country.

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Peruvian authorities have said that the country’s security forces acted in self-defense. However, according to evidence gathered by Amnesty International, the injuries that caused the 25 deaths “were sustained on parts of the body where they are most likely to prove fatal, which would indicate that they were not random shots, but intentional.”


At some point, there will be a vast karmic debt incurred by the Peruvian vicious, racist oligarchy which will be exacted. It's hundreds of years old.

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