This does not affect the many political prisoners or those accused of "subversion," most of whom are held at Cantogrande prison.
In 1986 the Peruvian government, using helicopter gunships and Marines, murdered hundreds of political prisoners and prisoners of war (most of whom were members of the Peruvian Communist Party, also known as Sendero Lumioso or "The Shining Path"), under guise of quelling a prison revolt. Now, outside observers are no longer allowed to inspect the political prisoners living facilities nor to visit them.
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