Peru: Ballerina free after 25 years in prison for hiding rebel

In Peru, a former ballerina has been released from prison after serving a 25-year sentence for hiding a rebel leader in her dance studio. Maritza Garrido was released on Monday, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of her arrest along with Abimael Guzman.

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    In Peru, a former ballerina has been released from prison after serving a 25-year sentence for hiding a rebel leader in her dance studio.

    Maritza Garrido was released on Monday, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of her arrest along with Abimael Guzman.

    He led Shining Path Maoist rebels who went to war against government forces in the 1980s.

     

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the capital Lima.


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