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Peru to reopen investigation into forced sterilizations of women

Headline Title:  Peru to reopen forced sterilizations investigation 31 October 2011 The Peruvian authorities must investigate allegations that a government-run family planning scheme was used to sterilize thousands of indigenous and peasant women against their will, Amnesty International said today after an investigation into the state programme was reopened.Government officials announced on Wednesday that Peru’s Public Prosecutor has reopened an investigation into the forced sterilizations of over 200,000 women during the presidency of Alberto Fujimori in the 1990s. Indigenous…

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