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UA 214/92 - Peru: fear for physical safety: Nancy Valcarcel de Simon, and her three children

, N° d'index: AMR 46/034/1992

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: AMR 46/34/92
Distr: UA/SC
UA 214/92 Fear for Physical Safety 26 June 1992
PERU: Nancy VALCARCEL DE SIMON (female)
and her three children
Amnesty International is concerned for the physical safety of Nancy Valcárcel de
Simon and her three young children.
According to reports, since 11 June 1992 Nancy Valcárcel de Simon has received several
anonymous telephone calls threatening the physical safety of her and her children.
These threats follow the detention of her husband and former parliamentarian, Yehude
Simon Munaro, on 11 June 1992. He is presently being held at the Dirección Nacional
Contra el Terrorismo, DINCOTE, the anti-terrorist police headquarters (please see
UA 204/92, AMR 46/30/92 of 19 June 1992 and follow-up AMR 46/33/92 of 26 June 1992
for further information).
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
On 5 April 1992 President Alberto Fujimori broadcast a surprise speech to the nation
in which he announced the immediate dissolution of Congress and stated that the country
was to be ruled by a transitional executive-led Government of Emergency and National
Reconstruction. He also announced a reform of the Constitution, and of Congress,
the judiciary and the Public Ministry, all of which have a responsibility for
investigating human rights violations.
Following the announcement the executive closed down the judiciary and the Public
Ministry for a period of four weeks. Over 120 judges and public attorneys in Lima
and Callao were dismissed from their posts.
Numerous detentions, many of them of political activists and critics of the government,
have been made in Lima and elsewhere since 5 April.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/airmail letters:
- expressing concern at the threats received by Nancy Valcárcel de Simon and her
children;
- requesting that all the necessary measures be urgently taken to guarantee their
safety;
- asking for a full and impartial investigation into the threats and that those
responsible be brought to justice.
APPEALS TO
1) President:
Presidente Alberto Fujimori Salutation: Señor Presidente /
Presidente de la República Dear President
Palacio de Gobierno
Plaza de Armas
Lima 1, PERU
Telegrams: Presidente Fujimori, Lima, Peru
Telexes: 20167 PE PALACIO
Page 2 of UA 214/92
2) Minister of the Interior:
General EP Juan Briones Dávila Salutation: Señor Ministro /
Ministro del Interior Dear Minister
Ministerio del Interior
Plaza 30 de Agosto 150
San Isidro
Urb. Córpac
Lima 27, PERU
Telegrams: Ministro Interior Briones, Lima, Peru
Telexes: 21133 PE OCMI, 21697
3) Minister of Defence:
General EP Victor Malca Villanueva Salutation: Señor Ministro /
Ministro de Defensa Dear Minister
Ministerio de Defensa
Avenida Boulevard s/n
Monterrico
Lima 33, PERU
Telegrams: Ministro Defensa Villanueva, Lima, Peru
Telexes: 25438 PE COMGREGJ
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Human Rights Association:
Señores
APRODEH
Jirón Pachacutec 980
Jesús María
Lima, PERU
and to diplomatic representatives of Peru in your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your
section office, if sending appeals after 7 August 1992.

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