New Police Protection Law in Peru Dismays Human Rights Activists

If state security forces injure or kill people on duty and this is conducted "within the framework of their constitutional duties", they are to remain unpunished.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the future, police officers in Peru are to be given greater protection from criminal prosecution. This is the purpose of the so-called Police Protection Law, which was passed last Friday by the newly elected parliament in January.

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