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Tuesday, December 25

Nando Times / AP Military tribunals helped Peru beat terrorism but at a cost "'A country at war runs the risk of losing its soul,' cautions the Rev. Hubert Lanssiers, a Belgian-born Catholic priest who heads the commission. Some 3,900 Peruvians were convicted in secret courts. Six hundred of them - known as "los inocentes" - have been released since 1996, Lanssiers says. While it's impossible to know for sure, he estimates several dozen innocent people could still be imprisoned for terrorism." Peru may be able to give the Bush Administration on things to avoid with military tribunals.

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