Peru's Shining Path members face new charges

Maoist movement's leaders face bid to keep them in prison as they near the end of life sentences for bomb attack.

    Leaders of Peru's Shining Path rebel group have spent decades in jail for their part in a bombing which killed dozens of people.

    But as the Maoists near the end of their sentences, a judge is deciding whether a trial should be held over new terrorism charges.

    Critics say the new accusations are designed to keep them locked up until they die.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.