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Founder of Peru’s Shining Path died of pneumonia; remains will be sent to relatives

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The founder of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) armed rebellion, Abimael Guzman, died Saturday of pneumonia, as determined by his autopsy, and his remains may be handed over to a direct relative, Peru's Public Prosecutor's Office said.

A day after Guzman's death at the Callao Naval Base prison, where he was serving a life sentence for terrorism, the Public Prosecutor's Office said the autopsy concluded that the cause of death was bilateral pneumonia caused by a pathological agent.

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