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Lawyer cites plot against brother of Peru's prez

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The lawyer for the imprisoned brother of Peru's president says his client was transferred from a high-security prison to a military lockup because intelligence reports indicated that jailed rebels might be planning to take him hostage.

Cashiered army Maj. Antauro Humala is serving a 19-year sentence for manslaughter for leading a 2005 attack by 100 army reservists on a police station in a failed attempt to trigger an uprising. Four police officers and two reservists were killed.

Humala's transfer from Piedras Gordas prison to the military base lockup drew complaints of preferential treatment.

But Humala's lawyer, Rosario Montero, said Monday that authorities had learned of plans by Shining Path rebels take the brother of President Ollanta Humala hostage.

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