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UN mission begins visit to Peru to assess human rights implications of political crisis

Citizens paid tribute to young marchers who died in protests. Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

Citizens paid tribute to young marchers who died in protests. Photo: ANDINA/Renato Pajuelo

13:44 | Lima, Nov. 18.

A United Nations (UN) Mission for Human Rights in South America began a visit to Peru to assess the human rights implications of the political crisis, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Peru reported on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed the deployment of this ad hoc observer mission, following an invitation by the Government of Peru.

"Today, the UN Mission for Human Rights in South America begins its visit to Peru to assess the human rights implications of the political crisis. The team —led by its representative Jan Jarab— will investigate what happened during the protests and make recommendations to protect the human rights," the UNDP posted on Twitter.


The first fatality was 22-year-old Jack Bryan Pintado Sanchez, who suffered gunshot wounds.

The second one, Inti Sotelo Camargo —aged 24 years— was admitted to a hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest at heart level.

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Published: 11/18/2020
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