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The World

February 05, 1989

Peruvian urban guerrilla leader Victor Polay Campos was being questioned at Lima's central police headquarters after his arrest in the Andean town of Huancayo, police said. Polay is considered a top leader of the Revolutionary Tupac Amaru Movement, which surfaced in 1984 with a wave of bombings in Lima. It is thought to have about 1,000 members and is Peru's second-largest guerrilla organization after the Maoist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). President Alan Garcia described the arrest of Polay, 37, also known as Comrade Rolando, as a decisive blow against subversion.

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