Saturday, December 27, 2014

Military justice statistics for Peru

Chief Justice (Brig. Gen. (ret))
Juan Ramos Espinoza
La Republica has an article summarizing the state of military justice: 7101 soldiers and police officers were charged last year, mostly for desertion, while 5% of the cases involved abuse of authority. There were also 1066 cases of theft of weapons and other government property. Among those charged were officers up to the rank of brigadier general and colonel or their equivalent. Convictions were obtained in 90% of the 451 cases that were brought to trial. About 25 Air Force and Navy pilots have deserted in order to work for private firms. They face three-year terms.

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