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Peru: Fear for safety/Possible Prisoners of conscience - Forty five people detained under anti-terrorism legislation

, Index number: AMR 46/016/2000

Forty five people were arrested when they went to vote in the second round of Peru's presidential elections, under sweeping anti-terrorism legislation. Such prisoners can be held without charge for 15 days, during which they are frequently tortured and ill-treated.

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