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Two-time president of #Peru Alan Garcia was about to be arrested as part of a preliminary investigation into corruption when he locked himself in a room and shot himself. All of Peru’s ex presidents are in jail or under investigation for corruption. larepublica.pe/politica/14513…
García, who is 69, is under investigation in Peru over allegations of bribery tied to the sweeping Odebrecht corruption scandal. He has carefully evaded prosecution for many serious accusations of corruption during both presidencies (electric train, petro audios, etc).
He has also managed to avoid #Peru’s sweeping investigations into human rights violations during his first government when he gave the military a blank check to murder suspected insurgents which resulted in mass human rights violations against non-combatant civilians.
El Frontón: 200+ Shining Psth prisoners arrested after a violent uprising, extrajudicially executed (1986). Cayara, Accomarca, Parcco Pomatambo, Andean villages razed by the Army’s scorched-earth policies. I monitored the Accomarca and Parcco trials; Cayara trial ongoing now.
García’s government ministers, senior military officials, soldiers, and even civilian members of his APRA party have been investigated & prosecuted for human rights. But #Peru’s justice system has failed to reckon with Alan Garcia’s criminal responsibly for human rights crimes.
It may now be too late.
Between 1987-1990, during Alan Garcia’s first government, #Peru occupied the dubious distinction of having the highest number of enforced disappearances in the world according to the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearance. @WOLA_org @Aprodeh
Also let’s not forget that Garcia previously tried to elude the current corruption charges by seeking asylum in #Uruguay, which rightly rejected his request. #Peru #AlanGarcia
Alan García is dead. He committed suicide before being arrested on corruption charges not as a martyr or as a “political act” as his former lawyer claimed, but to avoid justice. Plain and simple. bbc.com/news/world-lat…
Comparto algunas reflexiones sobre el suicidio del ex presidente del #Peru Alan García. noticiasser.pe/opinion/ante-l… @javierto65 @NoticiasSER
"El suicidio de Alan García deja detrás de ese único disparo una cantidad incalculable de impunidad flotando en el aire que quizá nunca nos acercaremos siquiera a desentrañar" Reflexión de @gabrielawiener sobre suicidio de Alan García #Peru eldiario.es/zonacritica/ll…
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