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Police hit journalists covering protest in Juliaca

(IPYS/IFEX) - On 4 July 2007, journalists Fidel Chaiña, of the newspaper "Los Andes", and Paty Condori, of an Internet-based media outlet's news programme, were hit by police officers when they were covering the teachers' union strike at the Maravillas bridge in the city of Juliaca, capital of Puno region, in southeastern Peru.

The police detained Chaiña without any explanation and released him half an hour later. They also took Condori's camera from her, although they returned it after other reporters intervened. The city's Canal 15 television station broadcast images of the acts of aggression.

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