The “Sala Penal Nacional para casos de terrorismo y de violaciones de derechos humanos” (National penal department for terrorism and human rights violations) will begin a new trial against Abimael Guzman in September, the former leader of Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and other 20 members of the terrorist organization.
They are already in prison convicted for treason against the country and some of them are sentenced to life imprisonment. In this trial they are accused for murder of 69 farmers in Lucanamarca (a town located in Ayacucho region).
The judge Edgar Chirinos said that Guzman, Elena Iparraquirre, Oscar Ramirez, Maria Pantoja, Laura Zambrano and Margie Clavo should be sentenced to life imprisonment and Osman Morote, Margot Liendo and Victoria Trujillo to 25 years imprisonment. If they should ever get out, Edgar Chirinos wishes that they should pay a compensation of 3 billion soles to the country.