On 14 October, Abimael Guzmán and Elena Iparraguirre, leaders of Peru’s Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), were convicted of aggravated terrorism at a retrial and sentenced to life imprisonment. Another 10 members of the Shining Path’s leadership received sentences of between 25 and 35 years imprisonment. The decision has been appealed to the Supreme Court. Following the ruling, President García introduced a bill to expand the death penalty to leaders of terrorist organizations convicted for the commission of terrorist acts.

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