Chile prosecutor recommends extraditing Fujimori to Peru

[JURIST] Chile's chief prosecutor Thursday urged that former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] be extradited to Peru to face charges of corruption and human rights abuses, some arising from the 1992 Cantuta University massacre [Wikipedia backgrounder] in which nine students and a university professor were "disappeared" by the Peruvian military. The prosecutor released her recommendation before a Chilean court decides whether to honor Peru's extradition request [JURIST report].

Fujimori fled to Japan in 2000 amidst corruption and human rights allegations for activities during his presidency in the 1990s. In November 2005, he flew into Chile as part of a plan to campaign for the presidency of Peru despite having been officially banned from holding public office [JURIST report] until 2010. He was arrested and detained at Peru's request [JURIST report]. AFP has more.

 

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