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Peru: 30 TIMES HOPE OVERCAME FEAR THIS YEAR

December 8, 2017

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Change is possible, especially when people come together and take action. From writing letters of support and campaigning outside corporate headquarters, to welcoming refugees into our homes and changing laws for the better, hope overcame fear time and time again in 2017 – and it was all thanks to you.

Here are 30 incredible moments Amnesty International’s supporters made happen…

Peru reached landmark decision for environmental defenders

The legal case against human rights defender Máxima Acuña Atalaya was quashed in a landmark win for environmental activists in Peru! After almost five years of proceedings in relation to unfounded criminal charges of land invasion, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the accusations were baseless. Ahead of the decision, more than 150,000 messages of support and solidarity from Amnesty supporters were collected. Our staff delivered the boxes of letters to Maxima in-person at her home in the mountains in Peru.

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2017/12/amnestys-end-of-year-review/

https://actions.sumofus.org/a/send-a-message-to-mirtha-vasquez-for-her-incredible-support-of-maxima-acuna?sp_ref=374869240.99.185017.f.0.2&source=fb

https://www.lavozdelsur.es/no-es-lugar-para-mujeres-valientes (ESPANOL)

https://www.confinionline.it/it/principale/Informazione/news.aspx?prog=65120 (ITALIANO)

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Peru: Anti-corruption judge sidelined in Peru

December 29, 2017

A judge in Peru who ordered the jailing of two ex-presidents over the Odebrecht corruption scandal is being sidelined as part of a reform of the country’s judicial system that has ignited a new wave of controversy.

Richard Concepcion Carhuancho, celebrated for his tough stance on corruption, now finds his future as a top criminal judge in doubt under the new law.

The law, he said, represents “a loss of confidence, not only in me but in all the judges of the National Criminal Court that fight against corruption,” he said.

The head of Peru’s top court, Duberli Rodriguez, denied Thursday that the aim was to remove Concepcion from high-profile cases but warned that if he does not accept the new rules, he will be “in contempt.”

Rodriguez insisted the changes “will not affect cases linked to Odebrecht,” the Brazilian contractor at the center of a string of major corruption cases in Peru and elsewhere in Latin America.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski himself narrowly survived impeachment by Congress last week over allegations he lied about his links to the firm.

https://www.journalducameroun.com/en/anti-corruption-judge-sidelined-in-peru/

https://elcomercio.pe/politica/juez-richard-concepcion-carhuancho-mi-perdida-confianza-noticia-484854 (ESPANOL)

https://diariocorreo.pe/politica/correo-las-6-entrevista-al-juez-richard-concepcion-carhuancho-794484/ (ESPANOL)

https://diariocorreo.pe/edicion/arequipa/concepcion-carhuancho-es-el-simbolo-de-lo-que-son-los-jueces-en-el-peru-794285/ (ESPANOL)

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Concepci%C3%B3n_Carhuancho (ESPANOL)

http://larepublica.pe/politica/1165029-es-cierto-que-el-fiscal-investiga-pero-el-juez-realiza-el-control (ESPANOL)

http://internacional.estadao.com.br/noticias/geral,destituicao-de-juiz-de-escandalo-da-odebrecht-agrava-a-crise-no-peru,70002134193 (PORTUGUES)