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Saturday, March 30

NY Times Prisoners in Peru Seek a Way Out: "Many Peruvians believe that opening an avenue to freedom for the inmates would be a colossal mistake, invigorating a rebel group that, while weak, has been stirring. In recent months, small bands of Shining Path guerrillas have stepped up attacks on police officers in isolated regions. The group may have been responsible for the car bomb that killed nine Peruvians on March 20, just three days before President Bush arrived to meet with Mr. Toledo, officials here said." Probably about half of the 2,200 inmates convicted on terrorism charges may remain active members of Sendero or MRTA, but they still did not get fair trials by democratic standards.

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