Peru Rebel Killings

May 18, 2012 - 3:16 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 1996 file photo, police snipers look toward the Japanese ambassador's residence compound from a nearby building in Lima, Peru. Peruvians traumatized by years of guerrilla violence cheered in 1997 when government troops raided the Japanese ambassador’s residence to rescue hostages held for 126 days by leftist rebels. But 15 years later, and despite many hearings in several different trials before Peruvian courts, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is questioning the fate of the rebels, all 14 of whom were killed. Evidence suggests that three were summarily executed, including a teenage girl, even after surrendering. (AP Photo/Yoshiyuki Komazaki, File) JAPAN OUT