- He’s a Peruvian lawyer.
- He works for established and highly respected human rights organizations such as legal defenders IDL (Instituto de Defensa Legal, or “the institute of legal defence”) and APRODEH (Peru’s leading non-governmental human rights organization).
- He was one of the lawyers that defended victims of massacres ordered by Alberto Fujimori and presented evidence at his successful trial.
- He has a 20 year resumé, an impeccable record of service and is highly respected by his peers.
The downwards spiral of fascism writ large for all to see. Expect you don’t see it unless you read blogs, because i’ll be damned if I can see a single English language news media running this story.
Meanwhile, Spanish speakers amongst you are strongly urged to hit this link and read the IDL press release published yesterday. It gives a lot more detail on the Rivera case and notes in a point-by-point way the authoritarianism of this move by the García government.