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December 27, 1996 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Otilia Polay will never forget her shock at seeing her son Victor after his 14 months of solitary confinement. The once-robust middle-aged man had lost 60 pounds, she said. He could barely see after having been imprisoned in the dark for so long. And he complained that security forces had beaten him so badly they had broken his collarbone. Even today, a year later, the convicted Tupac Amaru terrorist is restricted to a 6-by-6-foot space.
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July 5, 2001 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos is in very familiar surroundings in his new jail cell. He ought to be. He designed it. The Peruvian spy chief's hand in constructing the top-security prison on a navy base just outside this capital city is only one of many strange twists surrounding his capture late last month. If you want delicious irony, grab a plate. Montesinos' incarceration is an all-you-can-eat buffet. First is the prison itself.
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July 5, 2001 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos is in very familiar surroundings in his new jail cell. He ought to be. He designed it. The Peruvian spy chief's hand in constructing the top-security prison on a navy base just outside this capital city is only one of many strange twists surrounding his capture late last month. If you want delicious irony, grab a plate. Montesinos' incarceration is an all-you-can-eat buffet. First is the prison itself.
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December 27, 1996 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Otilia Polay will never forget her shock at seeing her son Victor after his 14 months of solitary confinement. The once-robust middle-aged man had lost 60 pounds, she said. He could barely see after having been imprisoned in the dark for so long. And he complained that security forces had beaten him so badly they had broken his collarbone. Even today, a year later, the convicted Tupac Amaru terrorist is restricted to a 6-by-6-foot space.
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April 1, 1990 | ROGER ATWOOD, REUTERS
It looks like any other maximum security jail, with barbed wire, guard posts and attack dogs. However, for about 300 "Shining Path" guerrillas inside, Canto Grande prison is a "fascist concentration camp" in which the Maoist guerrillas have turned their cells into "combat trenches." While communism crumbles around the globe, it lives on in this prison where convicted guerrillas of the Shining Path movement live communally beneath giant murals of Marx, Lenin and Mao.
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April 1, 1990 | ROGER ATWOOD, REUTERS
It looks like any other maximum security jail, with barbed wire, guard posts and attack dogs. However, for about 300 "Shining Path" guerrillas inside, Canto Grande prison is a "fascist concentration camp" in which the Maoist guerrillas have turned their cells into "combat trenches." While communism crumbles around the globe, it lives on in this prison where convicted guerrillas of the Shining Path movement live communally beneath giant murals of Marx, Lenin and Mao.
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