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Tag: Alberto Fujimori

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Peruvian paramilitary chiefs convicted of a murder in the 1990s

    Montesinos was then-President Fuhimori's Chief Intelligence Officer

    Former Peruvian National Intelligence Service (SIE) Chief Vladimiro Montesinos and Santiago Martin Rivas, leader of the paramilitary Colina Group created under then-President Alberto Fujimori, were sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison for the premeditated murder of Mariella Barreto, it was reported in Lima.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Toledo taken to Barbadillo prison in Lima

    Prosecutors are requesting Toledo, 77, be sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison

    Alejandro Toledo is already sharing the Barbadillo Prison facilities with fellow former Peruvian Presidents Alberto Fujimori and Pedro Castillo after his extradition from the United States was completed Sunday. He is to stand trial for allegedly receiving bribes worth US$ 35 million from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Lima Court rejects habeas corpus for Castillo

    A group of lawyers defending Castillo had argued he was still President due to a technicality

    Peru's Judiciary Monday rejected a habeas corpus request filed by former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' legal counselors to spare the former head of state the 18 months' pre-trial detention he has been sentenced to pending a resolution on the case against him for trying to dissolve Congress and rule by decree.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    Peru's advancing elections third-time unlucky

    Guerra García insisted Peruvians “missed” former dictator Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000)

    Peru's one-house Congress voted once again Thursday against moving forward the elections to some time in 2023. It was the third such rejection in one week while the country sinks deeper into a political crisis which added one more fatality Thursday to the growing tally recorded since the impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7, 2022. Several ministers are expected Friday to go to Congress to present another bill proposing an early election on October 8.

  • Thursday, December 8th 2022 - 08:40 UTC

    Castillo housed at same detention center as fellow former President Fujimori

    Castillo faces between 10 and 20 years in jail for the crime of rebellion, in addition to the other corruption charges

    Peru's Prosecutor's Office Wednesday announced the arrest of former president Pedro Castillo Terrones for the “commission of an act in flagrancy” after his failed attempt to dissolve Parliament and his ensuing impeachment by Congress.

  • Monday, April 18th 2022 - 08:33 UTC

    Former Peruvian president hospitalized yet again

    Fujimori suffers recurrent respiratory, neurological and hypertension problems

    Peru's prisons bureau Sunday reported former President Alberto Fujimori had been hospitalized as a precaution due to a blood pressure issue amid a recurrent heart condition.

  • Thursday, March 31st 2022 - 10:19 UTC

    IACHR requests Peru refrains from freeing Fujimori

    Releasing the former head of state would be against the victims' right to justice, the IACHR believed

    The Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has issued a ruling telling the Peruvian State to refrain from releasing former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) from jail as ordered by the country's Constitutional Court (TC).

  • Friday, March 25th 2022 - 10:13 UTC

    Court bans Alberto Fujimori from leaving Peru, but he is still at a Lima prison

    Fujimori is still at a Lima prison despite his pardon having been declared effective

    The Fourth Transitory National Superior Criminal Court Specializing in Organized Crime in Lima, Thursday issued a ruling banning former President Alberto Fujimori from leaving the country for the next 18 months, it was reported.

  • Saturday, March 19th 2022 - 09:52 UTC

    IACHR concerned over Court decision to reinstate Fujimori's pardon in Peru

    The 83-year-old Fujimori is about to be released from jail

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Friday said it was “concerned” following Thursday's decision by Peru's Constitutional Court to uphold a pardon to former president Alberto Fujimori, who is about to be released from jail, after being sentenced to 25 years for crimes against humanity.

  • Friday, March 18th 2022 - 09:53 UTC

    Peru's Constitutional Court ruling clears path to Fujimori's release

    The TC was literally split about releasing Fujimori

    Peru's Constitutional Court Thursday upheld a Presidential pardon granted in 2017 by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) to Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.