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Chile high court affirms Fujimori detention pending extradition

[JURIST] Chile's high court voted 5-0 Monday to uphold a lower court decision [JURIST report] detaining former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] as he fights extradition to Peru. He will remain in custody until Peru requests his extradition. A first attempt by a Peruvian prosecutor to request extradition was rejected [JURIST report] by Peru's Supreme Court because the request did not satisfy the requirements of Peru and Chile's bilateral extradition treaty. Fujimori was arrested in Chile [JURIST report] November 6 at the request of the Peruvian government and faces charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses occurring during his presidency from 1990-2000. AP has more.

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