From today´s issue of La Republica …
“The Victims of La Cantuta and Barrios Altos Were Not Terrorists”
Photo credit: Judicial Branch of Peru
Benedicto Jiménez, ex-chief of the Special Intelligence Unit of the counterterrorism police force under Fujimori and mastermind behind the capture of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzmán, testified Monday that the 25 victims killed by the Colina death squad in the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta massacres were not leaders, members, or bases of support of the Shining Path.
“It is inconceivable to think that a group of leaders or insurgents of the Shining Path lived together in Barrios Altos,” Jiménez said. “These (leaders) lived dispersed and only got together for a predetermined activity. The kids of La Cantuta were musicians … they were not subversive leaders. They were a group of artists that loved music and that was all it was. They were not responsible for the Tarata bombings.”
Posted By Ash Kosiewicz
Posted Aug 12th, 2008