Victims Buried in Peru Decades After The 1985 Accomarca Massacre

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Relatives of 37 victims of a massacre perpetrated by the Peruvian army in 1985 buried the remains on Wednesday in the Andean town of Accomarca.

Those buried were the identified victims whose remains were handed by the Attorney’s Office, but 69 people were killed on August 14, 1985, during the internal conflict with rebel groups.

The people of Accomarca were targeted by the Peruvian army after the Shining Path rebel group installed clandestine bases in the area, forcing the farmers to provide food for the troops.

Then the army indiscriminately raped, robbed and killed those who believed were in association with the rebels.

Relatives held an all-night wake to honor the deceased, before carrying the remains atop of a hill to the local cemetery.

Justa Chuchón, survivor of the massacre, said the event should serve for all Peru and the world to know about the massacre, and avoid repetition of similar events.

The Peruvian Prime Minister, Anibal Torres, handed death certificates to the victim’s relatives.

The 20-year conflict between Peru’s military and the Shining Path rebel group killed more than 70,000 people.

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