November 24, 1988
Case: Hugo Bustíos Saavedra
Correspondent of the magazine Caretas in Huanta, Ayacucho; director of radio stations Radio Amauta and Huanta 2000 and president of the Huanta branch of the National Association of Journalists.
As he was riding on a motorcycle with a colleague military men in civilian clothes shot at them. They both fell to the ground wounded and a military man came up to Bustíos and placed an explosive device on his body that he then detonated.
On October 2, 2007 the National Criminal Court sentenced Major Víctor La Vera Hernández, mastermind, to 17 years in prison, and Lieutenant Colonel Amador Vidal Sanbento, perpetrator, to 15 years for the murder and the attempted murder of journalist Eduardo Rojas Arce, who was accompanying Bustíos.
The court also ordered payment of reparations amounting to $15,000.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
Víctor La Vera Hernández and Amador Vidal Sanbento.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Suspects not charged: (+)
In early March 2008 the sentence was under appeal.