Monday, August 3, 2015

Shining Path Slaves Freed in Peru

The BBC tells us about a rescue operation in Peru.
The Peruvian army says it has rescued 39 people from a farm where the Shining Path (aka Sendero Luminoso) rebel group kept them as slaves.
Some of the captives said they had been kidnapped some 30 years ago. The defence ministry said 26 of them were children, some of whom were born in captivity.
The victims said they were also forced to work in fields.
Some 120 Peruvian soldiers took part in the operation. Four army helicopters airlifted the captives into safety.
The military says soldiers were led to the farm by a former captive, who lived there for many years and escaped about a month ago.
The women were expected to give birth to young rebels.

I thought Shining Path (they were the Maoist group that was very active in Peru in the ’80s and 90s) was long gone, but apparently vestiges remain.

It would be interesting to hear from the usual Marxist apologists (e.g., George Clooney) about this, but I imagine they'll remain silent.

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