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Peru: Shining Path terrorist Liendo released under house arrest

14:47 | Lima, Apr. 20.

One of Shining Path terrorist group's leaders, Margot Liendo, left Lima's Ancon prison under house arrest on Friday, 25 years after she was jailed for the crime of terrorism.

At around noon, she was transported in a police vehicle to serve house arrest in Lima's Santa Anita district.

On Tuesday, the Judicial Branch ordered house arrest for Osman Morote and Margot Liendo, both of them members of Shining Path —the terrorist group that spread terror among the civilian population between the 1980s and 2000s.

The current restrictive measure is applied as part of the trial they face for the Tarata Street bombing in Lima's Miraflores district back in 1992. The attack was claimed by the Shining Path leaders consisting of Morote and Liendo, among others.

According to the Judiciary, the house arrest status was granted within the current legal framework.

In a statement, the institution explained both Morote and Liendo had completed a 25-year prison sentence and that no additional restrictions had been imposed on them.

Also known as "Comrade Noemi," Liendo was a member of Shining Path's Northern and Central Committees.

She was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crime of terrorism —a sentence she completed, although she was kept under preventive detention by the Judiciary.

The terrorist is also prosecuted for the Soras community massacre in Ayacucho region.

Such crime took place on July 16, 1984, when 117 people from the Soras peasant community and seven adjoining areas were killed by Shining Path members.

It must be noted Peru's most wanted terrorist, Abimael Guzman, was captured on September 12th, 1992, marking the defeat of Shining Path —the most bloodthirsty and cruel terrorist group the country has ever seen.

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Published: 4/20/2018
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