Supreme Court Upholds 25-Year Sentence for Fujimori

31 January 2010

Alberto Fujimori

At the beginning of January 2010, the Peruvian Supreme Court unanimously ratified the 25-year jail sentence for former president Alberto Fujimori over a number of human rights violations that occurred during his time in power.

The verdict refers specifically to Fujimori's involvement in three key cases: the killings in Barrios Altos (1991) and La Cantuta (1992), and the kidnappings of two journalists Gustavo Gorriti and Samuel Dyer.

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