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Monday, September 8

Peruvian army generals are indignant at accusation of human rights abuses

Ex-Generals and Others Protest Peru Report on Rebel Conflict: "The report, which determined that more than twice as many people died in Peru's war as previously believed, has so far not provided the desired consensus allowing the nation to move forward in its campaign to reinvigorate its young democracy. Indeed, the charges in the report ? outlined in thousands of pages recounting massacres and disappearances ? have prompted a limited but fierce backlash. That is something that worries government reformers and human rights workers, who say acceptance of the commission's work is essential for Peruvians to reconcile." NY Times General Clemente Noel says that he never ordered abuses, but I've heard officer point to him as the way not to carry out a counterinsurgency campaign.

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