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Ex-Peru president Fujimori denied bail in Chile while extradition request considered

[JURIST] A Chilean judge said Friday that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [personal website, JURIST news archive] should be held indefinitely until Chile evaluates an extradition request from Peru, rejecting a defense request to free Fujimori on bail. The former leader had been living in exile in Japan until he arrived and was arrested in Chile [JURIST report] two months ago. He returned to South America with hopes of competing in Peru's presidential election, despite having been banned from holding public office [JURIST report] until 2010, but was arrested by Chilean authorities complying with an Interpol warrant. If extradited to Peru, Fujimori faces 12 charges [JURIST report] including authorizing an illegal death squad, abuse of power, and corruption. EFE has more.

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