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Peru marines on trial over 1986 prison massacre

The trial of 35 former marines opened Friday over accusations the troops murdered more than 100 prisoners in putting down a prison mutiny more than three decades ago. The soldiers are accused of killing 133 prisoners after they were called in to quell unrest by Shining Path rebel inmates at the former El Fronton prison located off the coast of Lima. Prosecutors urged the National Criminal Court to impose sentences ranging from 25 to 35 years in prison, and are seeking $1.
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