The United Nations Mission in Peru has condemned the murder of 14 people allegedly committed by the Shining Path in Junín Department and, as part of the ongoing electoral process, has called for the “avoidance of hate speech, which increases tension”.
The UN issued a declaration expressing its solidarity with the victims and their families and calling on the authorities to “ensure a swift and effective investigation that brings those responsible to justice”.
With this in mind, and in the context of the second round of the presidential election, which will take place in less than two weeks, he has called on all actors to “act responsibly and avoid hate speech, which increases tension”.
While he called on the political forces to unanimously demand “peaceful coexistence, respect for the rule of law and human rights at a time of great challenges for the country”.
For its part, the Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Peru has also condemned the “despicable” and “cowardly terrorist attack” that killed men and women in the valley of the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro (VRAEM) rivers) “and has” any kind of intimidation against citizens “rejected.
In a statement, he recalled that “violence has no place in democracy”, for which he has asked the authorities to “move quickly” into investigating this “cruel” act in order to bring those responsible to justice.
On the other hand, it has also reached out to the conflicted political organizations and urged them to launch campaigns in which the “exchange of respectful ideas and a constructive stance in favor of Peru” prevail, while showing concern about the attacks and threats against the National Election jury (JNE) and the National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE), “who want to undermine confidence in the ongoing process and undermine its autonomy”.
A total of 14 people, including men, women and children, were killed in an attack attributed by the authorities to the guerrillas of the shining path in the city of San Miguel del Ene in a jungle region in interior Peru, about 250 kilometers east of Lima.
The attackers broke into two bars in the Cuchipampa area and the militiamen threatened those who support far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori with a view to the second round of the presidential election in Peru, which the Peruvian press said is scheduled for June 6th.