Peru: Former minister charged with murder of journalist
March 2 , 2015
Daniel Urresti, a former Peruvian minister, has been charged with the 1988 murder of a journalist.
A prosecutor has sought a 25-year jail term for the ex-army general, who is accused of ordering the killing of Hugo Bustios, a reporter for Caretas magazine.
Bustios was investigating human rights violations at the time of his murder.
Urresti, a popular politician, has denied the charges and indicated that the allegations against him are politically motivated.