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Peru asks Chile to extradite Fujimori on rights, corruption charges

[JURIST] Peru formally requested the extradition of former president Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] from Chile Tuesday so that he can face 12 charges [JURIST report] including authorizing an illegal death squad, abuse of power and corruption. The extradition request follows a failed attempt [JURIST report] by Peruvian prosecutors to request extradition. Peru's Supreme Court refused to authorize the first request because prosecutors failed to satisfy the requirements of the bilateral extradition treaty between Peru and Chile. 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 intending to return to Peru and enter the 2006 presidential race, despite having been banned from holding public office [JURIST report] until 2010. AP has more.

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