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Thursday, July 4

Amnesty International Torture Remains Widespread In Peru's Prisons, Police Stations And Military Bases: "President Toledo's government has taken important steps to protect human rights and put an end to torture, Amnesty International acknowledged. Such steps include: the establishment of a Special Commission for the Restructuring of the National Police of Peru to evaluate the main strengths and weaknesses within the police; the creation of an ombudsperson for the police; and the strengthening of the human rights division within the Ministry of the Interior to deal with human rights complaints." The full report is available online. It came out on June 26.

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