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Peru: Over 300 Civilians Imprisoned -Public Prosecutor’s Office

  • The Peruvian Public Prosecutor's Office confirmed the arrest of 329 people. Jan. 13, 2023.

    The Peruvian Public Prosecutor's Office confirmed the arrest of 329 people. Jan. 13, 2023. | Photo: Twitter/@Desib73

Published 13 January 2023

49 people are reported dead and 531 injured in protests violently repressed by the Peruvian government.

The Peruvian Public Prosecutor's Office confirmed Friday that 329 people had been arrested since the beginning of the protests last December against the government of President-designate Dina Boluarte.

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Among those arrested is a minor, according to the Public Prosecutor's Office, which added that among the injured there are 351 civilians and 176 police officers.

According to the report, 41 protesters died in direct confrontations with law enforcement and one police officer. Another seven people lost their lives due to accidents related to the protest actions.

In this regard, it added that eight investigations had been opened to determine those responsible for the deaths in the protests unleashed on December 7, after the Congress dismissed former president Pedro Castillo.

The Public Prosecutor's Office detailed, in a statement, that among the dead there were 41 demonstrators and one policeman. At the same time, 355 civilians and 176 agents were injured, and among the 329 detainees there is a minor.

"There are 17 files for injured or wounded citizens," and another 80 files to investigate civilians detained for "alleged crimes against public administration, riots, violence, resistance to authority and hindering the functioning of public services."

Three other files are aimed at investigating the attacks on the offices of the Public Prosecutor's Office in cities in the south of the country.

"In total, eleven preliminary investigations were initiated against those responsible for the acts of violence that occurred in the regions of Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Apurimac, Ucayali and Lima."

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