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PNP arrested ‘comrade Cusi’, linked to Sendero Luminoso and accused of inciting protests in Ayacucho

Rocío Leandro Melgar was president of the Defense Front (Fredepa).  (Channel N)
Rocío Leandro Melgar was president of the Defense Front (Fredepa). (Channel N)

The National Police (PNP) arrested this Thursday in Ayacucho a Rocio Leandro Melgaralias ‘comrade Cusi’. The intervened was president of the Defense Front (Fredepa) and, according to the former director of the Directorate against Terrorism (Dircote), José Baella Leandro, “is part of Sendero Luminoso.” The diligence also ended with the capture of Estefany Alanya Quispe, vice president of Fredepa.

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In the 1980s and 1990s, ‘Comrade Cusi’ was arrested for alleged links to terrorist groups and went to prison for nine years in the Chorrillos Women’s Prison. In the images shared with the institution, she appears handcuffed in a unit.

Both detained women and four other people are accused of alleged crimes against public tranquility – public peace, in the form of riots to the detriment of the Peruvian State, the Public Ministry and others.

All the detainees were transferred A lime.

ayacucho It was one of the first regions where deaths were recorded, in December 2022, in the midst of the demonstrations that broke out after Castillo tried to carry out a self-coup on December 7, close Parliament, intervene public powers and govern by decree.

In an attempt to take over the airport ayacucho It was contained by the Army and left eight dead, according to the Ombudsman’s Office, which requested a criminal investigation, due to reports of direct shots to the body by soldiers. The victims included minors.

The National Prosecutor’s Office opened a preliminary investigation on Tuesday into the President Dina Boluarte, three ministers and two former ministers for the alleged crimes of genocide, qualified homicide and serious injuries, as a result of these deaths, which now, after a month, add up to 47.

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The Public Ministry reported on its Twitter account that the Nation’s prosecutor, Patricia Benavides, ordered to initiate the preliminary investigation against Boluarte, the president of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Otárola; the Minister of the Interior, Víctor Rojas, and the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chavez.

Likewise, against “Pedro Angulo, in his capacity as former president of the Council of Ministers; Y Cesar Cervantes, in his capacity as former Minister of the Interior.

The Preliminary investigation It is for the alleged crimes of “genocide, qualified homicide and serious injuries, committed during the demonstrations in the months of December 2022 and January 2023 in the regions from Apurímac, La Libertad, Puno, Junín, Arequipa and Ayacucho,” the Public Ministry specified.

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