Chile court interrogates ex-Peru president Fujimori as extradition process continues

[JURIST] Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] was interrogated for four hours Tuesday as part of Chilean Supreme Court judge Orlando Alvarez's process to determine whether he will recommend his extradition to Peru. Fujimori, who fled to Japan in 2000 following allegations of human rights violations and corruption, was recently barred from running for office in Peru [JURIST report] until the 2011 election. He arrived in Chile last November on his way to start a reelection campaign notwithstanding the ban, but was immediately detained at Peru's request [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.



 

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