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Peru ambassador to Argentina meets with pro-Shining Path group

By Manuel Vigo

Peruvian ambassador to Argentina, Nicolas Lynch, is at the center of controversy this week, after the ambassador met with members of Movadef, a Shining Path sympathizing political group.

Peru ambassador to Argentina meets with pro-Shining Path group

Peruvian ambassador to Argentina Nicolas Lynch (Photo: Peru.com)

Peruvian ambassador to Argentina, Nicolas Lynch, is at the center of controversy this week, after the ambassador met with members of Movadef, a Shining Path sympathizing political group.


According to Peru21, Lynch confirmed he had met with members of the group, and said it was customary for him to meet with all Peruvian’s who protest outside the embassy.


"The embassy is home to all Peruvians. I have sat down with all protestors that have come to the embassy," Lynch said.


"The people from Movadef came, I let them in, I sat down to talk with them, and they told me about their claims."


According to Lynch, Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo was aware of the meeting with Movadef.


"There weren’t many of them, they were Peruvian. I accepted, and signed for their paper, and then I forwarded it to Lima, Like I did with the issue of Conga," the ambassador said.


"I’m not here to judge, I’m here to welcome, and to inform the Foreign Ministry."


Movadef (the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights) – a political organization with ties to the Shining Path terrorist group – in the past have asked the Peruvian government to grant amnesty to terrorist leader Abimael Guzman, and other members of the Shining Path.