Forced sterilisation case knocked back

11 December 2016

On 7 December, Prosecutor (Fiscal) Marcelita Gutiérrez ruled that the case brought by 77 women against ex-president Alberto Fujimori and three of his ministers of health (Alejandro Aguinaga, Eduardo Yong Motta and Marino Costa Bauer) should not proceed. This is the seventh time that the case has been blocked in the courts. As on all previous occasions, the human rights organisation Demus, which continues to fight for the victims, has said it will appeal. The case will now be heard in a higher court by Prosecutor Luis Landa. He will decide if the case continues.

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