The high commissioner of the UN for human rights, Volker Türk, said today that the Peruvian government should expand initiatives it has taken in favor of the families of those injured and killed in the protests in Peruso that measures are also included so that justice is done for the victims.
“Government initiatives, such as the creation of a commission to offer financial support to the families of the injured and dead, must be expanded to guarantee accountability, truth and full reparation for all victims”he told the Human Rights Council that meets in Geneva.
According to the data handled by the High Commissioner’s Office, at least sixty people have died since December in Peru in clashes with the police during the protests that followed the removal of former President Pedro Castillo, in reaction to his attempt to close Congress and govern by decree.
“The underlying claims included discrimination and exclusion, particularly of rural dwellers and poor urban residents,” Türk mentioned in comments on Peru included in the general report of the activities of his office in the world that he presented to the Human Rights Council.
Türk once again offered his agency’s support for the start of a true dialogue in Peru, in which the root causes of this crisis are addressed.
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