European Parliament backs the Fujimori extradition request
31 January 2006
On 20 January the European Parliament (EP) voted on a resolution backing the Peruvian extradition request of ex-President Alberto Fujimori.
The resolution, put forward by Spanish members of parliament Jose Ignacio Salafranca and Luis Yanez-Barnuevo, was supported across all parties.
The EP expressed their ‘total confidence’ in both the Peruvian and Chilean judiciaries and congratulated the authorities of both countries for their efficient cooperation in the detention of Fujimori.
The resolution reiterated the importance of the fight against impunity in European Union human rights policy.