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Peru court cuts sentence of president's brother

Peru court cuts sentence of president's brother

Peru's Supreme Court has reduced to 19 years the prison sentence of a brother of President Ollanta Humala who was convicted of leading a 2005 military uprising that left four police officers dead.
Former army Maj. Antauro Humala was initially sentenced to 25 years for aggravated homicide for leading 100 army reservists in the New Year's Day takeover of a police station the Andean city of Andahuaylas to demand the resignation of then-President Alejandro Toledo.
Four police officers were killed in the failed uprising, as were two army reservists.
A statement Wednesday from Peru's judiciary says that following an appeal, the Supreme Court changed the charge against Antauro Humala to simple homicide and reduced his sentence.


Updated : 2021-08-03 21:41 GMT+08:00