Press release 226
TRC Final Report was made public
August 28th 2003 at noon.
The President, Chairman of the Congress,
Chairman of the Supreme Court and the Ombudsman receive
the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission handed its Final
Report on August 28th at
12:40 pm during a ceremony in
the Palace of Government. The President, Alejandro
Toledo, received from the hands of the TRC chairman,
Lerner, twelve volumes and seven annexes that condense
two years of labor.
At the beginning of his speack,
TRC chairman, Dr. Lerner referred to the number of
victims that, according to
the TRC’s estimates add up to 69,280, and said "The
History of Peru registers more than one difficult and
painful period, of authentic national prostration. But,
sure enough, none of them deserves to be so deeply marked
with the stamp of shame and dishonor as the period of
history we are forced to tell in the pages of the report
we give to the Nation today. The two final decades of
the XX Century are –it is obligatory to say so
plainly- a mark of horror and disgrace for Peruvian society
Report we hand in –he said to President
Toledo- contains a double outrage: that of massive
murder, disappearance and torture; and that of indolence,
and indifference of those who could have stopped this
humanitarian catastrophe but didn’t. We have
stated that the numeric data is overwhelming, but insufficient.
It is true. Little can this number or any other explain
the imbalance, responsibilities and the horror methods
lived by Peruvian population. And little does it also
illustrate us on the experience of suffering that swooped
on the victims and did not abandon them ever since.
this report we carry out the duty given to us, as web
as the obligation we voluntarily assumed: to publicly
set out the tragedy as a work of humans suffered by
The plenary of commissioners handed
its Final Report to the Chairman of the Congress Dr.
Henry Pease and
to the Chairman of the Supreme Court, Dr. Hugo Sivina.
in the afternoon, the commissioners also handed a copy
of the Report to the Ombudsman, Walter Albán,
whose institution will take charge of the document
patrimony it inherits from the Truth and Reconciliation
Final Report Submission to the President
Supreme Decree 063-2003-PCM, published
in El Peruano newspaper on June 26th 2003, recounts the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report
will be submitted to the President of Peru and chairmen
of other State powers on August 28th, 2003.
ceremony in Huamanga, Ayacucho
On August 29th the plenary of commissioners
traveled to Ayacucho to carry out a ceremony in the city
of Huamanga. At noon, TRC chairman, Dr. Salomon Lerner
Febres, read a message containing the main conclusions
and recommendations of the Final Report. Also, they uncovered
a commemorative plaque in memory of all the victims of
the violence lived by our country in the last 20 years.
Once the ceremony was over, the commissioners offered
a press conference in Huamanga. At 7 pm at the Main Plaza
of Huamanga, a concert of Peruvian music was held.
Lima, August 28th 2003
Communications and Public Impact
Truth and Reconciliation Commission