Abimael Guzman in Lima, Peru in 2017. Guzman, 86, the historic leader of Peru’s Maoist guerilla group Shining Path, died on Saturday while serving a life sentence since 1992. Photo: AFP Abimael Guzman in Lima, Peru in 2017. Guzman, 86, the historic leader of Peru’s Maoist guerilla group Shining Path, died on Saturday while serving a life sentence since 1992. Photo: AFP
Abimael Guzman in Lima, Peru in 2017. Guzman, 86, the historic leader of Peru’s Maoist guerilla group Shining Path, died on Saturday while serving a life sentence since 1992. Photo: AFP
Peru

Former head of Peru’s Maoist rebels dies in prison, lawyer says

  • Abimael Guzman, 86, had been serving a life sentence in the maximum security prison at the Callao naval base near Lima
  • Guzman was considered the architect behind the Maoist Shining Path guerilla group’s attempt to overthrow the Peruvian government between 1980 and 2000

Topic |   Peru
Abimael Guzman in Lima, Peru in 2017. Guzman, 86, the historic leader of Peru’s Maoist guerilla group Shining Path, died on Saturday while serving a life sentence since 1992. Photo: AFP Abimael Guzman in Lima, Peru in 2017. Guzman, 86, the historic leader of Peru’s Maoist guerilla group Shining Path, died on Saturday while serving a life sentence since 1992. Photo: AFP
Abimael Guzman in Lima, Peru in 2017. Guzman, 86, the historic leader of Peru’s Maoist guerilla group Shining Path, died on Saturday while serving a life sentence since 1992. Photo: AFP
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