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UA 230/93 - Peru: fear for safety: Heriberto Benitez Rivas

, Index number: AMR 46/025/1993

There is concern for the safety of Heriberto Benitez Rivas, a lawyer presently representing the relatives of nin students and one lecturer who "disappeared" on 18 July 1992. According to a testimony given to an Amnesty International delegation in Peru on 14 July 1993, he said that he had been receiving anonymous death threats. Heriberto Benitez and his family have been threatened in the past for his participation in the legal defence of members of the army who in November 1992 were accused of having participated in an attempt to overthrow President Alberto Fujimori's government.

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