• Research

Peru: Human rights since the suspension of constitutional government: a summary of Amnesty International's concerns

, Index number: AMR 46/015/1993

Since 5 April 1992 when President Alberto Fujimori suspended constitutional rule, the pattern of human rights violations by the security forces has continued. Despite reports that the number of "disappearances" fell significantly in the initial months of 1993, the overall number of reported cases of "disappearance", extrajudicial execution and torture remain persistently high. The authorities tolerate such abuses by not investigating the vast majority of cases and by failing to bring the perpetrators to justice. During the 13 months from April 1992 to April 1993, the following cases were documented - 209 "disappearances", 139 of whom are still missing, with a further 28 found dead; 57 extrajudicial executions; and 40 cases of torture.

Choose a language to view report