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Peruvian Authorities Reopen Forced Sterilization Cases

November 27, 2011

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PERU.— Peru’s chief prosecutor has relaunched a criminal investigation into the forced sterilizations of thousands of women during the 1990-2000 government of Alberto Fujimori. The women were predominantly from rural areas, were poor, illiterate and Quechua-speaking. A practice that was once official state policy now constitutes a crime against humanity. Initially, the program was well […]

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