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Peru demolishes mausoleum holding dead Shining Path rebels

Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. 
Peruvian authorities de...
Relatives protest as Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Per...
In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 photo, relatives of people buried in a Shining Path mausoleum protest as authorities demolish the cemetery on the outs...
Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Peruvian authorities des...
A relative watches Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Peruv...
Relatives protest as Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Per...

Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Peruvian authorities de...

Relatives protest as Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Per...

In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 photo, relatives of people buried in a Shining Path mausoleum protest as authorities demolish the cemetery on the outs...

Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Peruvian authorities des...

A relative watches Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Peruv...

Relatives protest as Peruvian authorities demolish a Shining Path mausoleum in a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Per...

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities have demolished a mausoleum holding eight Shining Path prisoners killed in a prison massacre more than three decades ago and relocated their remains to a cemetery in a northern part of Lima.

More than 50 police officers and dozens of workers from the cemetery in the Comas district of Peru's capital participated in the operation, said prosecutor Javier Zapata. The remains of the Maoist rebels will be buried in separate niches.

The rebels died in June 1986 riots in three prisons in Lima during which security forces killed 250 suspected Shining Path inmates. Prisoners killed three soldiers and one police officer.

Conservative parties in Peru and members of the military called the mausoleum an apology for terrorism. Authorities say its construction was begun without the necessary permits.


Updated : 2021-07-30 21:22 GMT+08:00