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Peru government won't negotiate with terrorists, says Minister
By Manuel Vigo
April 12, 2012
Peru’s Minister of Justice Juan Jimenez has said the government won’t negotiate with the terrorists, and said the state was taking all necessary measures to ensure the rescue of the 40 kidnapped workers.
"The government does not negotiate with terrorists, the government acts within the law," Jimenez said, according to El Comercio.
The Minister revealed that the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Defense were collaborating on measures to resolve the situation.
The workers – employed in activities related to the Camisea gas project - were kidnapped early Monday morning when a guerilla group stormed the Kepashiato town square.
The terrorists have demanded $10 million, in order to release the workers.
Minister of Defense Alberto Otárola said the armed forces had mobilized 1,500 soldiers to the Apurimac and Ene River Valley (VRAE) area.
Otárola said he would also travel to the VRAE, to oversee operations.
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Total coments: 1
Commented By: JasonWSmithPhD
On: April 12, 2012. 6:23 pm
Most of the Senderistas have already gone home to the towns and cities from which they originated or emigrated. If the kidnappers in question are really Senderista and not provacateurs they should immediately release their hostages and do the same thing. If news reports are correct that one demand is for the release of leaders now held by the New Peruvian Government then the takers should realize that what has to be negotiated over political prisoners is a global agreement to free all such held whether of the right or left. This is the position of the international communist movement and it should be adhered to by honest revolutionaries. Any other course of action serves only to advance the interests of the US Embassy in Lima which is Peru's number one enemy.
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