|Santiago Martín Rivas, the supposed leader of the military death squad known as the Colina group|
(LIP-ir) — EFE news reported yesterday that Santiago Martín Rivas, the supposed leader of the military death squad known as the Colina group, was willing to meet Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori face to face.
Martín Rivas has been incarcerated in one of Peru’s prisons since 2002. His lawyer stated yesterday that he was willing to meet Alberto Fujimori in person during his trial of the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta massacres.
The Colina group has been held responsible for both slaughters.
Martín Rivas’ lawyer, Estuardo Malpica told Peru’s official government news agency, "If the court finds a confrontation between Martín Rivas and Alberto Fujimori necessary, we are willing to assist in all efforts so that the truth is told."
Alberto Fujimori, who was extradited to Peru on Saturday, is to be tried for having orchestrated the massacre of 25 people in the district of Barrios Altos (1991) and at La Cantuta University (1992). If found guilty, Fujimori could face up to 25 years in prison.
This is just one of the two charges of human rights violations Peru’s former president was extradited on. The other charge involves the torture of people in the basement of one of Peru’s government facilities. Aside from the two human rights violations, Alberto Fujimori is also facing 5 corruption charges.
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|3 Days after Alberto Fujimori Arrives to Peru – Protests, Fires, Marches, Vandalism (by LIP, Sept 25, 2007)|
|Peru: Inside Alberto Fujimori’s ‘Holding Cell’ (by LIP, Sept 25, 2007)|
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