Peruvian general accused

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General Rodolfo Robles, who fled from Peru to Argentina on Friday, has been charged with insubordination and other crimes for accusing the head of the armed forces of having links with a death squad, Reuter reports from Lima. The Supreme Council of Military Justice said General Robles had accused the army chief, General Nicolas Hermoza, and other officers, of committing 'punishable and dishonourable acts without providing any proof whatsoever'.

It said Robles, who fled to Argentina on Friday, had known the council was investigating the disappearance of nine students and a professor last July but neglected to pass along related information to investigators.

Robles was charged with insubordination, insulting a superior, abuse of authority, falsehood, causing harm to the nation and desertion.