The body of terrorist group founder Centero Luminoso, Abimal Guzman, had been staying for 12 days in the Gallaw morgue in Lima, where representatives from the prosecutor’s office and the Ministries of Justice and Interior transferred him to the hospital crematorium until this Friday morning. De la Marina, in the same district, he was cremated. One week ago – the procedure was made possible after congressional approval – a restriction that would enable a lawyer to order the cremation of the bodies of terrorist or treasonous criminals and the heads of sub-organizations who die in prison. President Pedro Castillo signed into law last Saturday. The public ministry pointed out on Wednesday that the office of the Gallow Attorney in charge of the remaining identity assessments had completed that work. The results of DNA testing have long been known.
Guzman died of pneumonia on September 11 at the age of 86, after a long illness in mid-July. Born in Arequipa, he studied law and philosophy, was a professor and executive at the University of San Cristobal de Huamanga (Ayakucho), and in the 1970s he founded the Maoist and sectarian political group, especially among the unions. The organization launched an “armed struggle” in May 1980 to seize state power and destroy the democratic system. In 20 years, the terrorist activities of the Shining Path have caused more than 31,000 deaths. According to the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, prepared in 2003, the period of internal conflict caused more than 69,000 deaths.
Elena Ibraguer, the wife of the founder of the terrorist organization, asked the public ministry for the body of Guzman, but that request was rejected. The law, passed by parliament and the administration, specifies the remains of members of the leadership of terrorist groups. Transplantation, burial or burial of the said corpses.
A statement from the Interior Ministry said on Friday morning that it supported the Ministry of Justice’s efforts to disperse the ashes with the allotted time and space of nature, as indicated by law. Newspaper Republic Ministers of Justice Anapal Torres and Interior Minister Juan Carrasco accompanied a lawyer during the funeral.
The fate of cremating the bodies of terrorist leaders reaches nearly a dozen prisoners, including Ibaraguir, who is serving a life sentence in September 1992 when he was detained by the Anti-Terrorist Police Investigation Team in Lima, head of the Shining Path. Guzman was sentenced to life in prison by anonymous judges – anonymous judges – and a court of law for failing to guarantee due process. The decision of the Constitutional Court was reversed – over the past decade – and he was re-tried and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders in Luganmarka (Ayakucho, 1983) and Tarada (Lima, 1992). In the first case, members of the Shining Path killed 69 farmers, dropping a car bomb on the capital, killing 25 and injuring more than 200.
Attorney Ronald Camara, the former executive secretary of the National Human Rights Coordinator, told EL PAS that he would have expected an interim solution to the fate of the terrorist leader’s body. “I speak as a person committed to human rights: there can be a solution that respects the wife’s right to dispose of leftovers while at the same time protecting the order and security of the state,” he told the newspaper. The expert added that he would have thought of the remnants of Osama bin Laden.
Kamara, a former anti-corruption lawyer, said that since the ruling, which was approved a week ago, has its own name, one can expect international legal action for the right to be considered a victim. “I don’t encourage acts like this, but they are possible,” he said. Some similar prisoners in the crematorium were not detained with Oscar Ramres Durand, ‘Feliciano’, and Florindo Flores Hala, ‘Artemio’, Guzman, but later. Ramares fell in a police operation in 1999, while hiding between the Flores Mountains and the Peruvian Amazon, packed with a weapon dedicated to drug trafficking, and was finally arrested in 2012.
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