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