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UA 108/93 - Peru: Fear of torture: Luis Alberto Florian Leon

, Index number: AMR 46/010/1993

There are fears for the physical safety of Luis Alberto Florian Leon who was detained by the security forces on 7 April 1993 after being deported back to Peru by the Swedish authorities on 6 April. Florian had been an active member of the Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru (MRTA) Tupac Amaru Revoutionary Movement and had previously been detained and tortured in Peru. He entered Sweden in December 1990 and made an unsuccessful application for asylum.

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UA 108/93 Fear of Torture 8 April 1993
PERU: Luis Alberto FLORIAN LEON
Amnesty International is concerned for the physical safety of Luis Alberto
Florián León. He was detained by the security forces on 7 April 1993, on his
arrival at the Jorge Chávez airport in Lima, the capital. He was deported back
to Peru from Sweden by the Swedish authorities on 6 April 1993.
Luis Alberto Florián León arrived in Sweden in December 1990, after reportedly
having been previously detained and tortured in Peru. He is believed to have
been an active member of the Movimiento Revolucionario Túpac Amaru, MRTA, the
Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. In December 1990 he entered Sweden, but
was unsuccessful in his application for political asylum.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
President Fujimori and his government assumed power on 28 July 1990. The
government inherited a legacy of gross human rights violations dating back
to January 1983, including thousands of cases of "disappearance" and
extrajudicial execution. In his inaugural speech the President stated that
his government would fully respect human rights. On a number of subsequent
occasions President Fujimori and representatives of his government have
repeated that pledge. However, since July 1990 Amnesty International has
continued to document a systematic pattern of human rights violations, including
torture.
Human rights violations occur in the context of the government's
counter-insurgency operations directed against the clandestine armed
opposition groups Partido Comunista del Perú, (Sendero Luminoso), PCP,
Communist Party of Peru (Shining Path) and the Movimiento Revolucionario Túpac
Amaru, (MRTA), Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. Amnesty International
opposes the deliberate and arbitrary killing by the armed opposition of
defenceless civilians not directly involved in the internal conflict, and of
members of the security forces who have laid down their arms and those placed
hors de combat by sickness, wounds, detention or any other cause.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/express and airmail letters
either in Spanish, English or in your own language:
- expressing concern for the physical safety of Luis Alberto Florián León who
was arrested on his arrival at Jorge Chávez airport on 7 April 1993;
- asking that all the necessary measures be taken to guarantee his physical
safety;
- asking that while in detention he be given access to lawyers, a doctor and
relatives.
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APPEALS TO:
1) President:
Presidente Alberto Fujimori
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Gobierno
Plaza de Armas
Lima 1, PERU
Telegrams: Presidente Fujimori, Lima, Peru
Telexes: 20167 PE PALACIO
Salutation: Señor Presidente / Dear President
2) Minister of the Interior:
General EP Juan Briones Dávila
Ministro del Interior
Ministerio del Interior
Plaza 30 de Agosto 150
San Isidro
Urb. Córpac
Lima 27, PERU
Telegrams: Ministro Interior Briones, Lima, Perú
Télexes: 21133 PE OCMI
21697
Salutation: Señor Ministro / Dear Minister
3) Anti-terrorist police:
Señor Director
Dirección Nacional Contra el Terrorismo
Cdra. 4 Avda España
Lima
PERU
Telegrams: Director Nacional Contra el Terrorismo, Lima, Peru
Salutation: Sr. Director / Dear Sir
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Human Rights Association:
Señores
APRODEH
Jirón Pachacutec 980
Jesús María
Lima, PERU
and to diplomatic representatives of Peru accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 20 May 1993.

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