Peru: Attacks to human rights and freedom of expression
'The bloody events in the Peruvian town of Bagua began when the police removed a road blockade of indigenous people protesting against a law (DL 1090) they believe undermines their ancestral rights to their territory. They have not just resulted in the death of an unknown number of civilians (the official figure is 10, but estimates from other sources range between 80 and 250) and 23 police officers, but have also triggered a wave of marches and protests across Peru in solidarity with the indigenous people. The majority of Peruvians seem to have just one answer to the question of who is responsible for these deaths: the government.'
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URL Link: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2009/06/13/peru-attacks-to-human-rights-and-freedom-of-expression/print/
Author Organisation: GlobalVoices Advocacy