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Peruvian Indigenous Woman Harassed by Police Two Days After ICTMN Article

Peruvian National Police officers along with members of the Securitas agency, invaded the home of Maxima Acuña de Chaupe without a warrant.

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Peruvian National Police officers along with members of the Securitas agency, who provides security services for the Yanacocha Mine Co., invaded the home of Maxima Acuña de Chaupe without presenting a warrant or other documents according to GRUFIDES, a sustainable development group.

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The GRUFIDES press statement asserts that the police and security contingent prevented Acuña de Chaupe and her husband from attending to their farm and to work on rehabilitating their house which had been damaged in recent months. The activist asserted that when she demanded they leave her house the officers threatened her and her family.

“The police also tried to take [her husband] Jaime Chaupe’s cellphone from him when he attempted to take photos of the aggressors,” according to GRUFIDES.

“Acuña de Chaupe and her defense team will be filing a complaint against the national police and SECURITAS for this arbitrary police action,” said GRUFIDES.