Published on Al Jazeera English, on 18th of July 2016
CAJAMARCA, Peru – First, the the young man is forced to do 30 push-ups while being whipped on his back. When he finally gets up, exhausted, he is asked again to confess.
Neighbours say the night before they saw him climb over the fence of the construction site where he works. A hammer, a water pump, and a wrench were missing, and he hadn’t shown up for work the next day. For the rondas urbanas – urban patrols – the case is clear: the young man is guilty.