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Al Jazeera English - Americas - Peru protest leader in asylum bid

Al Jazeera English - Americas - Peru protest leader in asylum bid: "A Peruvian Indian leader charged with sedition for leading protests against land development in the Amazon is seeking asylum at the Nicaraguan embassy, Peru's prime minister has said.

Alberto Pizango took refuge in Nicaragua's embassy on Monday, days after violent clashes between Peruvian police and indigenous Indian protesters left dozens dead, including at least 22 police officers.

Pizango, the head of the Peruvian Jungle Interethnic Development Association, 'has already taken asylum,' Yehude Simon, Peru's prime minister, told a special session of congress called to discuss the protests."

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