- The Washington Times - Friday, May 25, 2001

Peru considers charges against Fujimori
LIMA, Peru — Perus attorney general has asked Congress to pursue homicide charges against former President Alberto Fujimori over a state-sponsored massacre in 1991, an investigating lawmaker said yesterday.
Attorney General Nelly Calderon filed a "constitutional denunciation" against Mr. Fujimori late Wednesday in the killings of 15 persons in a tenement building in Lima. The slayings were purportedly carried out by the Colina death squad run by Vladimiro Montesinos, who was then Perus spy chief.

Everest claims two climbers

KATMANDU, Nepal — An Austrian and an Australian climber died on separate expeditions to Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain, authorities said yesterday.
Mark Auricht, a 37-year-old management consultant from Adelaide, Australia, died on the Chinese side of the 29,035-foot mountain, a hiking agency official said.
Earlier, a Nepalese Tourism Ministry official said Peter Ganner, an electronics technician from Klosterneuburg, Austria, had fallen to his death at a height of 27,890 feet on his way to the summit Wednesday.

Basque terror resumes after election lull

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — A Spanish newspaper executive was shot in the head yesterday in the first killing blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA since elections 11 days ago dealt a severe blow to its political wing.
About an hour later, a car bomb exploded in another area of San Sebastian, but there were no injuries, news agencies said.
The Basque regional government identified the shooting victim as Santiago Oleaga, 52, chief financial officer of the newspaper El Diario Vasco, owned by Grupo Correo, a major Spanish news conglomerate based in the Basque region.

Trial begins for Cuban dissident

HAVANA — Trial began in a Havana court yesterday for a dissident union activist charged with "enemy propaganda" for writing an article posted on a Florida Internet site critical of Cuban police, official and family sources said.
Jose Gonzalez Bridon, president of a small dissident group, the Confederation of Democratic Workers in Cuba, wrote an article last year blaming police negligence for the death of an opposition activist, who was attacked by her ex-husband.

Ravers rage against French police

TOULOUSE, France — French ravers clashed with riot police in this southwestern city late yesterday, injuring six police officers during a demonstration against a plan to outlaw the ravers mass dance parties.
Local authorities said two protesters were also slightly hurt in the clashes.

White farmers offer land for peace

HARARE, Zimbabwe — White Zimbabwean farmers yesterday offered to give the government nearly 2.5 million acres of land for resettlement by poor black farmers, in a bid to jump-start talks to end violence on farms.
The proposal also calls for ending any litigation against the government and provides financing for newly resettled farmers, as well as some tillage services and technical assistance.

Timorese opponents begin refugee talks

BAUCAU, East Timor — East Timors pro- and anti-independence leaders began reconciliation talks yesterday aimed at getting an agreement to let tens of thousands of refugees return home.
Top East Timorese politicians said they also hope the talks will persuade anti-independence militias to end their armed struggle.


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