Peru: Thousands of indigenous women forcibly sterilized may be denied justice

Index Number: AMR 46/002/2014

After almost a decade of waiting, over 2,000 indigenous and peasant women who were forcibly sterilized in the 1990s may be now denied access to justice, as the Lima Criminal Prosecution Service (Fiscalía Penal Supraprovincial de Lima) decided on 22 January that it would file charges in just one case out of the thousands investigated.

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