Peru: Former minister charged with murder of journalist

  • 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.

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