Friday, May 27, 2011

Thousands of people marched in Lima to ask: Dignity, Fujimori never

Thousands of people marched in downtown Lima to the rallying cry of "Fujimori anymore." The National Coordinator of Human Rights and the Collective "Fujimori Never Again ', which brings together 79 social organizations, called on Thursday to Peruvians not to vote on 5 June for the seventh daughter of the world's most corrupt president.

Relatives of the disappeared, killed, tortured and raped and mass sterilization of the two decades of civil war led the march. Once again, his neck hung the pictures of their loved ones and took to the streets of Lima to demand dignity. "For us Fujimori animals," says ELMUNDO. Khaki is Doris, president of an umbrella association to 20,000 families of victims of political violence.

Doris leads the way and subject with several relatives of missing a huge flag of Peru. Are outraged by the recent statements of the now former spokesman of 'Force 2011', he said and infamous phrase in this election campaign: "We killed less than previous governments." "The Fujimori regime has not changed at all," he says with conviction.

Doris is now the only official spokesperson of the families of the victims. According to sources in this newspaper, other family, which traditionally gave face to the media are too concerned about the situation. "We feel not only anger, but we are deeply saddened," summarizes the spokeswoman.

Aurelia Pacoa also walks very close to the head of the march. Has come from the Andean province of Anta, Cuzco, to participate in the demonstration. Belongs to an association of victims of forced sterilization. ELMUNDO account. is that it was sterilized without her permission after giving birth.

"With Keiko, there will be no justice for us," says tired of waiting for a trial for what they did. From 1996 to 2000, during the final stage of the Fujimori decade, the Ministry of Health implemented a policy of mass sterilization in rural and marginal urban areas. An estimated 200,000 women were sterilized, many of them without being properly informed and others without their consent.

However, despite that forced sterilization is a crime against humanity, Peruvian prosecutors said the crimes prescribed. During his campaign, Keiko has sworn by God not to release his father and tried to convince Peruvians that it is possible "a new Fujimori" purged from the mafia. To that end, Keiko also asked forgiveness for the "errors" and "excesses" of the government of his father.

This turn of Keiko is not credible human rights organizations. We complain that during the six years she was first lady (1994-2000) never comment on the crimes committed by the Colina group death squad government of Fujimori. Also recall that the candidate is innocent of all crimes of Fujimori, as the Attorney General's Office investigates how complicit the illicit enrichment.

"Supporting this peaceful demonstration shows that people are aware of what would be a Keiko Fujimori government," said Rocio Silva, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Coordinator, who shared the head with the likes of expression the sculptor Victor Dolphin or Mario Huaman, Secretary General of the General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGT).

Victims' associations have never imagined that just two years after Alberto Fujimori was convicted of crimes against humanity in a trial televised across the country your child can reach the presidency. Family members are not alone this time. At least 2,000 people, mostly university students, accompany this colorful place.

Bands and theater groups caricature Keiko, his father and former adviser Vladimiro Montesinos enliven the peaceful march, which paralyzes the heart of the capital and extends for at least 15 blocks. The movement 'No Keiko', born in Facebook two years ago and now has nearly 200,000 followers, is currently the largest social platform and plural opposition to the candidate.

Their presence is visible in the march, with boys and girls carrying posters and T-shirts with the emblems of this group. Joining them are present most state universities and delegations from the Catholic University and the University of Lima. "I have memory and do not want this mob who stole, who murdered and killed the conscience of this country back," said Erick Summer, a young economist at the University of San Marcos that has come to the march with a sign saying ' Fujiratas Never Again.

" Draws attention to the fact that most boys and girls were very young children or during the early government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000). "I have 26 years, when he finished the Fujimori government was 16 years and remember what was the fujimorato, memory corruption, murder, media control, etc., And so I could give up to 50 arguments for not vote for Fujimori, "said Juan Diego Leon, who after leaving work has decided to go with their colleagues in the demonstration.

Some reporters lived tense moments during the march, since next to slogans like "justice and dignity Fujimori never again" and "Democracy yes, dictatorship no", young people also harangued against the media. "Press garbage support dictatorship" or "press sold, the report does not take away we" were very chanted.

At one point in the march, youths surrounded a reporter for Canal N, a news channel Trade Group, during a live broadcast and accused the channel of being biased. "If we're biased as we are saying we would not be broadcasting live here," he defended the reporter, who asked the protesters to leave the media to do their work to the insults.

"The dismissal of Patricia Montero on the same channel is testament to that," replied a young student at the Catholic University, recalling the recent layoffs of journalists in this channel for refusing to support the candidate Keiko Fujimori, a report compiled by the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad.

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