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Peru: Terrorism re-trial of Shining Path leader opens

The second re-trial on terrorism charges of leaders of the Peruvian guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) opened in Lima on 26 September. In 2003, the Constitutional Tribunal ordered Abimael Guzmán, founder and leader of the guerrilla group, to be retried after it declared his original trial in 1992 to be unconstitutional. Guzmán denies charges of aggravated terrorism related to killings and bombings allegedly carried out by Sendero Luminoso.

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