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Legal Community, Human Rights Groups Oppose Peru's New Amnesty Law

LADB Article ID: 56042
Category/Department: Peru
Date: 1995-07-07
By: LADB Staff

When President Alberto Fujimori signed a controversial amnesty bill on June 14, the simmering battle that has marked his relationship with human rights groups during his first term in office erupted again. The bill, passed by a 47-11 vote in the Fujimori-controlled legislature, absolves military, police, and civilians for any human rights abuses or other criminal acts related to the counterinsurgency war that were committed from May 1982 to June 14, 1995.

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