Peru's highlands plagued by vigilantes
Rural communities resort to lynching suspects, at times burning or beating them to death.
Last Modified: 25 May 2012 20:33

In the highlands of Peru, some people are taking the law into their own hands and punishing anyone suspected of committing a crime.

Enraged community members have gone as far as lynching their captives, either burning or beating them to death.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Puno, Peru.

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