Burying the bodies of the victims of the student massacre in Peru

lime. The remains of two of the ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre by the secret military group Colina were buried by their relatives in Lima this Saturday, three decades after the crimes for which they were sentenced to 25 years in prison. Former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000).

“These 31 years are a great sign of love, because only love has motivated us to seek truth and justice, and we have been able to punish material and intellectual teachers, and we have achieved truth and justice,” Carolina Oyaku told EFE. Dora Oyakin, one of the victims of the massacre.

Carolina was fully identified with the remains of Amaro Condor, Felipe Flores, Bertilla Lozano and Marcelino Rosales in a ceremony held at the “El Angel” cemetery together with her mother, Carmen Oyaku.

During the ceremony, it was indicated that the remains of Lozano, Flores and Rosales would be buried in their birthplaces.

It was reported last May that the Institute of Forensics had identified the remains of four of the nine university students, Oyac, Rosales, Lozano and Flores, who were abducted, murdered and disappeared by the Colina group along with Professor Hugo, through DNA tests. Muñoz, in July 1992.

Condor was identified last year with remains found during an investigation of cemeteries located in the district of Cieneguilla, Lima, where the Colina group secretly buried their victims.

The remains of the four victims were sent to a laboratory in England in 1993, where they remained until last year, when the Society for Human Rights (Abroad) was able to locate them in the archives of the Forensic Science Service of the City of Birmingham. and sent him back to Peru.

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Carmen Oyaque reminded EFE this Saturday that she planned to open an elementary education school with her daughter, the profession she studied at the Enrique Guzmán y Valle University in Lima, called La Contuta.

“Everything was reduced as a result of the coup by Alberto Fujimori (on April 5, 1992), and I hope it will not happen again. This should be a lesson to all Peruvians that we must think with justice and peace,” he noted.

For her part, Carolina thanked Oya for the “efforts that have been made” so that her sister “can finally return home and be dismissed as the man she is.”

He stressed that it was possible to end the “years of stigma” they faced in the judicial process and that “those responsible for these heinous crimes” were punished.

“I think we as a country must learn the strength to say no to impunity, crime, corruption and always stand by the unshakable principles and values ​​that strengthen our democracy. A better country for all,” he concluded.

“La Cantuda” was one of two human rights abuse cases that Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2009, which he is currently serving, along with the Barrios Altos massacre, where Grupo Colina killed 15 people. including an 8-year-old boy in 1991.

During this Saturday’s ceremony, a statement was read that emphasized that the remains found “do not represent the ten victims” of La Cantuda and that “the Peruvian government has an obligation to continue to search” for the remaining remains. missing

The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights had earlier promised that a team from the Directorate General for the Search of Disappeared Persons (DGBPD) would be “buried with the dignity of their loved ones at the El Angel Cemetery, Lima and elsewhere” with relatives. Burial sites in other parts of the country.

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