Peru’s human rights ombudsman has confirmed the death of 9 protesters today as a result of repression by regime security forces in the town of Juliaca, an indigenous Aymara town on the border with Bolivia. The local population was taking part in a general strike to reject the coup against Pedro Castillo.
The statement by the ombudsman says, “We regret the death of 9 people after clashes in the vicinity of the Juliaca airport, who were transferred to the Carlos Monge Hospital and the La Revolución Health Center. We request that the security forces ensure legal, necessary, and proportional use of force, and we urge the prosecutors office to carry out a prompt investigation to clarify the facts.”
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