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100 Inmates Killed After They Gave Up, Peru Leader Says

June 28, 1986|Associated Press

LIMA, Peru — Police who crushed a rebellion by left-wing inmates at three Lima-area prisons killed about 100 prisoners in the Lurigancho penitentiary after they had surrendered, President Alan Garcia said Friday.

Government officials have said the inmates seized control of the prisons on Wednesday, June 18, and in the police assault that followed that night, about 250 prisoners were killed.

In an address to the nation earlier in the week, Garcia said 30 to 40 inmates were killed after they surrendered. Garcia said the paramilitary policemen suspected of the killings would be tried and, if found guilty, punished.

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