Fujimori extradited to Peru after Chile high court ruling

Fujimori extradited to Peru after Chile high court ruling

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [personal website; JURIST news archive] was extradited to Peru Saturday following the Supreme Court of Chile's decision [JURIST report] Friday that Fujimori should be extradited on human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori is accused of approving death squad killings and misusing government funds in Peru.

The Supreme Court's review came after Peru filed an appeal of a lower court's ruling [JURIST reports] denying the government's request for extradition. Fujimori served as president of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He was being held under house arrest [JURIST report] in Chile after being arrested [JURIST report] in December 2005 after flying into Chile from Japan to campaign for the Peruvian presidency, despite having been officially banned from holding public office until 2010 [JURIST report]. He is currently running for a seat in the Japanese parliament [JURIST report]. AP has more.