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Swedish Students tell their story of arbitrary detention in Conga

Conga Conflict

JohannaToday I caught up with the two Swedish girls, Maria Nordin and Johanna Moller, who have lit up the headlines both across Peru and in their home country. According to the Peruvian press they were there to cause trouble – throwing stones at the police and even, as once source claims, armed with dynamite.

Are you here to cause trouble?

`No, not at all` states Maria Nordin, 25 year old student from Uppsala University, ´We came here to write our thesis for our bachelor degree, for which we received funding from the Swedish government. We are interested in how the young people here in Celendin perceive the conflict regarding the mining project, and how they feel about their future and their well-being in light of this conflict.´

Are you just speaking to young people who are against the project?

`No, we set out to get all sides of the story…

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