Peru appeals Chile court ruling denying Fujimori extradition Michael Sung at 9:29 AM ET
[JURIST] Peru filed an appeal Thursday against a Chilean court ruling denying a Peruvian request for the extradition [JURIST reports] of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive]. Peruvian prosecutor Carlos Briceno said he was disappointed with the Wednesday ruling, but remained optimistic that the Chilean high court would reverse. Judge Orlando Alvarez rejected the extradition request and ignored the recommendation of Chile's chief prosecutor [JURIST report], on the grounds that the Peruvian evidence was weak and that certain Peruvian charges had no legal equivalent in the Chilean justice system. The Chilean Supreme Court is expected take at least three months to issue a ruling.
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