Augusto Ernesto Llosa Giraldo

The journalist Augusto Ernesto Llosa Giraldo was arrested at his home in Casma, Peru, in 1995 and charged with being a witness to a bomb blast in Cuzco nine years prior, though the police reported that he had not been in the city at the time. After the police confiscated documents from the Peruvian Journalists’ Association and letters from imprisoned journalists, Llosa Giraldo was convicted of terrorism and sentenced to six years in prison. A 1997 retrial sentenced him to another five years, but he was released early, in 2000.

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