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Peru justice minister says ex-president Fujimori to be extradited from Chile soon

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] will be extradited from Chile to Peru [JURIST news archives] to face corruption and human rights charges before this summer, Peru's Justice Minister Alejandro Tudela [official profile, in Spanish] said Tuesday. Tudela said the extradition would be completed before Peru's current administration leaves office in July.

Fujimori was arrested and jailed [JURIST report] after appearing late last year in Santiago. The former leader was preparing to launch a bid for Peru's upcoming presidential elections. A Chilean court is to decide [JURIST report] whether to honor Peru's extradition request to try Fujimori on 12 charges [JURIST report] of corruption and human rights violations. Fujimori was president from 1990 until he abruptly resigned in 2000 from Japan, where he has lived until his arrest in Chile. AFP has more.

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