Shining Path Inmates Agree to End Unrest
LIMA -- Interim President Valentín Paniagua of Peru defused
the first serious
crisis since he took over from ousted leader Alberto Fujimori, as prisoners with
the Maoist Shining Path insurgency agreed to end their riot at a high-security
The rioters agreed to sign a peace deal with prison authorities
Minister Diego García Sayán stepped into the fray and said the new
administration would look into sentencing and imprisonment procedures.
A spokesman for the prisoners said part of the deal was that prisoners
meet with representatives of the Red Cross, the district attorney's office and
prison authorities to discuss their demands.