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Peru high court upholds Fujimori abuse of authority prison sentence

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Peru on Tuesday upheld a prison sentence [JURIST report] for former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who was convicted late last year on charges of abuse of authority for ordering a warrantless search of the apartment of the wife of former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile]. The high court also upheld a $135,000 fine for rights violations that occurred during the search.

The December conviction marked the first time Fujimori has ever been convicted of a crime; he currently faces separate trials for alleged human rights abuses and other charges stemming from his actions during three presidential terms in office from 1990-2000. AFP has more.

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