Ex-Peruvian president Fujimori loses challenge to Chile detention

Ex-Peruvian president Fujimori loses challenge to Chile detention

[JURIST] Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [official website, English version] lost his appeal in a Chilean court Tuesday in his legal effort to be released from custody [JURIST report] as he fights his extradition to Peru on charges of corruption and human rights violations. Chilean officials first arrested Fujimori last week at the request of the current Peruvian government [JURIST report]. Fujimori was President of Peru until he fled the country for Japan in 2000 and subsequently resigned his position. Although the Peruvian constitutional court has banned Fujimori from running for public office until 2010 [JURIST report], he stated that he plans to return to Peru to seek the presidency in next year's elections. AP has more.