The team of the General Directorate for the Search for Missing Persons (DGBPD) has been providing psychological and social support, as well as material and logistical support in the restitution of the remains of five people who died in the context of the La Cantuta massacre, perpetrated in 1992. .
So, the DGBPD will accompany the relatives to the dignified burial of their loved ones in the El Ángel cemetery, in Lima, and in those that take place in other regions of the country.
The team of the General Directorate for the Search for Missing Persons (DGBPD) has been providing psychosocial support, as well as material and logistical support in the restitution of the remains of five people from the emblematic La Cantuta case in 1992. pic.twitter.com/4uFRgyCKle
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The wake of the church of La Recoleta, in the center of Lima receives today the deceased and their relatives, in a meeting prior to the corresponding burial.
These are human remains that were sent to England in 1993, but which, After 30 years, they were recently repatriated to undergo the corresponding identification tests.
Today the remains are watched over and burial will be given toDora Ovillaje Iron, Bertila Lozano Towers, Felipe Flores Chipana, Armando Amaro Condor and Marcelino Rosales Cardenas.
La Cantuta case
During the early morning, the victims were kidnapped and later executed and disappeared by members of the aforementioned paramilitary group.
He July 8, 1993thanks to the recycler Justo Arizapana, it was possible to find the graves with the charred remains of five of the victims.
They were Bertila Lozano Torres (21), Juan Gabriel Mariños Figueroa (32), Luis Enrique Ortiz Perea (21), Marcelino Rosales Cárdenas (28) and Professor Hugo Muñoz Sánchez (47).
According to lawyer Carlos Rivera, from the Legal Defense Institute (IDL), this crime was the response to the Tarata attackperpetrated by the terrorist organization Shining Path a few days earlier, on July 16, 1992.
Person Search Directorate
The DGBPD is the office in charge of carrying out the humanitarian search for people who disappeared during the period of violence in our country between 1980 and 2000.
This process has 3 stages, the humanitarian investigation, the joint intervention and the closure of the process, which are carried out providing accompaniment to the relatives of the disappeared persons in a transversal way and with a humanitarian approach.
To do this, it makes use of tools such as National Registry of Missing Persons and Burial Sites (Renade),which makes it possible to have up-to-date figures of disappeared persons during the aforementioned period of violence.
Also, it has the Genetic Data Bank which centralizes the genetic information of recovered bone remains and relatives of disappeared persons, and complements it with information from Renade to enhance identification rates.
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