Seventy years old Natividad Barzola Prado holds a photo of her son, Eloy Barzola Barron, who had been kidnapped during a military patrol in the early hours of July 27, 1984, at their home in Ayacucho, Peru, at the age of 17, and taken to the Los Cabitos barracks. That day, in tears, Eloy told his mother, "Mom, don't cry, I'm innocent, they're going to let me go and I'm coming back." More than 34 years later, Eloy's remains were identified and buried on July 21, 2018.
July 9, 2018.
Claudio Sayas' shirt lay on the bed of his wife – Justina Galvez. Despite the fact he has been missing for more than 36 years, she still hopes that when his remains are found, she can bury him with the shirt. A military patrol kidnapped Claudio in the Pacchanca community in 1984, located in the Huanta province in the Ayacucho region.
August 11, 2018.
Seventy years old Maura Sayas de Quispe comforts her 89 years old mother, Justina Galvez. Justina cries as she remembers her husband, Claudio Sayas Delgado, and her son, Herminio Sayas Galvez, who were kidnapped by the military in the Pacchanca community in the Huanta province on August 27, 1984. They were then transferred to Los Cabitos barracks and never returned.
August 11, 2018.
A framed photograph depicts two brothers Juan and Godolfredo Vallejo. They disappeared in 1984 after a military patrol kidnapped them from their home and took them to Los Cabitos barracks. More than 36 years later, Godofredos remains were finally identified by the Specialized Forensic Team (EFE) of the Public Prosecutor's Office. On February 12, 2020, remains were transferred to their mother, Paulina, for burial. Her other son, Juan, is still missing.
July 24, 2019.
Sixty years old Elena Gonzales Chinquillo still looks for her parents, Martin Arcadio Gonzales Rojas and Julia Chinquillo Miranda, and her 19 years old brother, Santiago Gonzales Chinquillo. On October 27, 1983, they were kidnapped by the military in the village of Espite in Fajardo, Peru. They took them to the Cangallo barracks, and she never saw them again. Her husband, 29 years old Marciano Choque, was killed in 1983 by members of the Shining Path.
July 15, 2018.
Sixty-four years old Ventura Tenorio stands in her kitchen. Ventura searches for her father, Leonidas Tenorio de la Cruz, arrested by members of the Peruvian Army in 1985. He was accused of being a member of the Shining Path. They took him to the Cangallo barracks, and he never returned.
December 23, 2018
This is Domitila Huamans' bedroom. She still searches for her husband – Gregorio Lpez. He was kidnapped by the military in the community of Rumihuasi, in San Pedro de Cachi's district on December 20, 1985, at 3 P.M. From there, he was taken to the village of Paccha, and she never saw him again. During the kidnapping raid, the military burned their entire house and belongings. Domitila, who had to take care of their five children, was left with nothing.
On August 11, 2018.
A portrait of 70 years old Julio. On April 17, 1984, he was kidnapped by a military patrol of ten hooded men who took him into custody, accusing him of being a member of the Shining Path. Julio was taken to Los Cabitos barracks, where he was beaten and tortured. Two days later, the military realized that Julio was not the person they were looking for and released him. His brother, Panfilo, was not as lucky – he been missing since the military abducted him on August 25, 1984.
August 3, 2019.
A view of La Hoyada (now known as the La Hoyada Sanctuary of Memory) with crosses placed by the mothers of ANFASEP. There is a furnace constructed in 1985 to incinerate the bodies of people assassinated by the military. The furnace was discovered in 2006 by the Public Prosecutor's Office.
On June 9, 2018.
Eleven years old Lizbeth Salazar holds flowers to place on a cross at La Hoyada to honour her grandfather, Luis Chumbe Mesa. He disappeared on April 14, 1983, leaving her grandmother with five children.
On July 7, 2018.
Mother of ANFASEP cleans up the area where exhumations were carried out in 2011 and where they placed crosses to honour their missing relatives. The majority of bodies found in the area were dismembered, tied up with their hands to their backs, and had bullet holes in their heads. The barracks served as an extermination camp approved by military commanders.
On July 7, 2018.
Portraits of disappeared between 1980-2000 in Ayacucho.
According to data from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR), the Peruvian Andes region was the most affected by the internal conflict, with 54% of total victims. During that time, the military raided and forcefully entered homes to kidnap suspects and take them to the Casa Rosada or Los Cabitos barracks where they were interrogated, tortured, and killed.
On November 2, 2019.
Juana Carrin Jaulis, ex-president of ANFASEP, and Ricardo Carrin Jaulis relatives lay his coffin in the grave in Ayacucho after 35 years since he disappeared. Ricardo is Juana's brother. He was arrested by the police on July 26, 1984, and taken to a police station. He was transferred two days later and never returned.
July 23, 2019.
Relatives weep over the coffin of Titus Arturo Cordero De la Cruz, whose remains were given to them after 36 years of his disappearance. Tito was 15 years old and got arrested on July 15, 1984, by four intelligence officers dressed as civilians in the main square of the Carmen Alto district in Ayacucho.
February 12, 2020.
Mother of a disappeared person walks in La Hoyada, where the military kidnapped approximately 1,000 people and transferred them to Los Cabitos barracks. The place is under the care of ANFASEPs mothers, who converted it into a Memorial of Remembrance to honour the victims of Peru's armed conflict between 1980 and 2000.
On November 2, 2019.