Peruvian Rebel Says He Won’t Surrender
An armed group which took over a police station in southern Peru and killed four officers to demand the resignation of unpopular President Alejandro Toledo will not surrender on Monday as planned, its leader said. “Things have changed. We’re not handing in our weapons at midday because the government has broken its commitment,” former army major Antauro Humala told Reuters by cellphone from the southeastern Andean town of Andahuaylas. Humala, who has been holding 10 officers hostage, promised on Sunday to lay down the weapons that his 200-strong group seized during the New Year’s Day uprising in a public ceremony provided the government guaranteed the safety of his followers. But Humala said the government had broken another of the coFull Storynditions he laid down for his surrender.