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Shining Path Member to be Released from Prison Today

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(Photo: El Comercio)

Maritza Garrido Lecca completes her 25 year sentence for participation in violent insurgency group Shining Path.

Maritza Garrido Lecca, 52, previously involved in violent insurgency group Shining Path, will walk free from prison after a 25 year sentence.

She was arrested in 1992 for permitting important Shining Path members, including movement leader Abimael Guzmán, to use her home as a hideout.

Maritza used the first floor as a studio where she taught dance lessons. Shining Path leaders remained hidden on the second floor where they organized new attacks, America TV informs.

Originally condemned to a life sentence, this part of her sentence was annulled in 2002 and a new trial determined to give her 25 years.

A few years after her original capture, Ms. Garrido Lecca stated in an interview that she had “nothing to feel sorry for.”

According to El Comercio, Maritza Garrido Lecca will be released between 3 and 4 pm today.

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Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

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