Letter to Ambassador Marchand on Death of Sr. Joan Sawyer in Peru, October 30, 1984

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October 30, 1984

The Honorable Luis Marchand
Embassy of Peru
1700 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Dear Mr. Ambassador:

The purpose of this letter is to seek information concerning 'the present status of the investigation into the events of December 14, 1983, at Lurigancho Prison, Lima, which resulted in the death of Sister Joan Sawyer, SCC.

On behalf of the United States Catholic Conference, I also wish to express the hope that a thorough and impartial and timely investigation is being conducted and that those responsible for the death of Sister Joan Sawyer will be brought to trial.

I respectfully request that you bring this inquiry to the attention of your Government.

Sincerely yours,

Reverend Msgr. Daniel F. Hoye
General Secretary
United States Catholic Conference

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