Police detain for several hours leaders of mining protests, Cajamarca

Peruvian police arrested on Tuesday for more than ten hours to six people who are leading protests against a huge mining project from U.S. company Newmont Mining in the department of Cajamarca, in the north.

The president of Environmental Defense Front Cajamarca, Wilfredo Saavedra, one of the people who were trapped in a building of the Directorate Against Terrorism, upon release announced he will file a complaint of police abuse because there was no reason for arrested, as reported by the newspaper ‘The Republic’. Read Article

Authorities identified the arrested leaders and checked whether there was a warrant against him for crimes of terrorism. Saavedra was part of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, a leftist guerrilla group in the 90’s and was imprisoned ten years for having participated in an attack in 1989.

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