Peru / 2010

Peruvian Supreme Court frees editor jailed for defamation

June 21, 2010 4:31 PM ET

New York, June 21, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes Friday’s decision by the Peruvian Supreme Court to release Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco, editor of the weekly newspaper Nor Oriente, who was sentenced on January 12 to one year in prison on defamation charges....

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Peruvian radio host jailed on defamation charges

June 10, 2010 5:11 PM ET

New York, June 10, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Wednesday’s sentencing of radio journalist Oswaldo Pereyra Moreno to one year in prison on criminal defamation charges in San Lorenzo, northern Peru, according to local news reports and CPJ interviews....

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Americas Developments

February 16, 2010 12:02 AM ET

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Alleged masterminds in Peruvian murder acquitted

February 9, 2010 5:08 PM ET

New York, February 9, 2010—In a controversial ruling, a Peruvian tribunal acquitted on Monday two alleged masterminds in the 2004 murder of radio reporter Alberto Rivera Fernández, the local press reported. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Peruvian judicial authorities to review the ruling and ensure that all...

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Newspaper editor jailed for defamation in Peru

January 14, 2010 3:59 PM ET

New York, January 14, 2010—The editor of a Peruvian weekly newspaper in the Amazonian city of Bagua, Utcubamba province, was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in jail on defamation charges, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for his immediate release.Alejandro Carrascal Carrasco,...

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