Peru's highlands plagued by vigilantes

Rural communities resort to lynching suspects, at times burning or beating them to death.

    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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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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