Peru hostage crisis: Deep differences between government and
December 23, 1996
Web posted at: 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT)
Here are the main points of contention between Tupac Amaru
rebel hostage-takers and Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori:
- Rebels demand government release some 300 jailed comrades,
including Tupac Amaru leader Victor Polay. Fujimori says he
will not release terrorists.
- Rebels say they want to negotiate a "peace process with
social justice." Fujimori says he won't talk peace with
those who put guns to the heads of hostages, demands rebels
- Fujimori demands rebels surrender to a "commission of
guarantees," after laying down their weapons. He did not say
what the commission would do, and rebels have not directly
- Fujimori says guerrillas have terrorized Peru's 23 million
people for a decade. Rebels claim the government is at fault
for neglecting the poor.
- Rebels accuse government of freeing police and soldiers
guilty of massacres and human rights abuses, and say they
are tormenting "true social fighters." Fujimori has not
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