Peru’s chief prosecutor launches probes into protest deaths

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By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s attorney general has launched 11 inquiries to identify those responsible for more than three dozen mostly civilian deaths during some of the country’s most violent social protests in years, her office said on Friday. The controversial ouster of leftist former President Pedro Castillo last month triggered the unrest, which has claimed the lives of at least 41 civilians and one police officer. The office of Peru’s attorney general, Patricia Benavides, announced the investigations focused on the violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in t…

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