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Peruvian authorities confiscate copies of magazine accused of supporting armed group Shining Path

The Peruvian prosecutor's office raided a bookstore on Aug. 24 in Lima and confiscated copies of a magazine accused of advocating for the armed Peruvian group Shining Path, according to the news portal Terra.

Prosecutor for terrorism Julio Galindo directed the action against the magazine Vórtice, and said that the magazine was linked to the guerrilla group, reported Publimetro. According to this source, Galindo said that in Vórtice “there is an entire message of praise and recognition for the development of terrorism in Peru."

The director of the magazine, Ronalda Loayza, said that he isn't linked with Sendero Luminoso, nor with it's political arm Modavef, according to El Comercio. However, Loayza said that he agrees with general amnesty that includes the liberation of Abimel Guzmán, pro-Sendero Luminoso leader, as well as former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori among others.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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