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Peru: Prisoner of conscience / arbitrary detention / torture

, Index number: AMR 46/005/1999

Amnesty International believes that political activist José Mercedes Sánchez Torres, deputy mayor of Imperial, is a prisoner of conscience after his arbitrary arrest on charges of terrorism. He has been accused by fellow detainee Dulio Florián of being a member of Shining Path. It is alleged this accusation was made under torture

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