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Truth commission formed.

LIMA -- Peru's interim government has appointed a Truth Commission to review possible human rights violations by terrorist and state security forces between May 1980 and November 2000. The commission is headed by Salomon Lerner a Phd in philosophy and dean of Peru's Catholic University. The other members include a human rights lawyer, a political analyst, a priest, a labor lawyer, an anthropologist and an agronomist. The body has 23 months to investigate alleged violations. The armed forces have promised to cooperate with commission investigations. The government is being criticized for not including President elect Alejandro Toledo or one of his aides to the commission and some changes may be made when the new government takes office July 28.
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Title Annotation:investigation of human rights violations in Peru
Publication:America's Insider
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:3PERU
Date:Jul 12, 2001
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