Peru: Shining Path terrorist head dead at 86

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

10:00 | Lima, Sep. 11.

Shining Path terrorist organization ringleader Abimael Guzman Reinoso died on Saturday morning, National Penitentiary Institute (INPE) Chief Susana Silva has confirmed.

The death occurred at 6:40 a.m. (local time), the official explained.

Afterwards, the corresponding protocol was activated, which implies issuing a communication for the Public Ministry to corroborate the death and then send the corpse to the respective morgue.

"At this moment, we find ourselves in that stage," Silva said in remarks to RPP radio and TV station.

After referring that the causes of death will be determined by the morgue in its report, she recalled that the inmate's health had been deteriorating since July 13.

Said condition motivated the INPE to transfer him to a hospital, which was completed on July 20 to receive geriatric care.

Silva also indicated that Guzman had received the medical discharge on August 5 and since then he was being monitored at the Reclusion Center of the Callao Naval Base.

Last Thursday, he was reported to be feeling weak, and the day before he received care from a Health Ministry doctor. 


Published: 9/11/2021