Peru orders ar­rest of ex-pres­i­dent Fujimori

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

A PERU­VIAN court on Wed­nes­day an­nulled ex-pres­i­dent Al­berto Fujimori’s pardon for crimes against hu­man­ity and or­dered the 80-year-old’s im­me­di­ate ar­rest, of­fi­cials said. The coun­try’s jus­tice depart­ment said in a state­ment that the Supreme Court had “is­sued the ar­rest or­der against Fujimori so that he may be re-in­te­grated into the prison es­tab­lish­ment”. He was par­doned last De­cem­ber, but crit­ics said the move was in ex­change for Fujimori’s son help­ing then-pres­i­dent Pe­dro Pablo Kuczyn­ski avoid im­peach­ment. Fujimori was 12 years into a 25-year jail sen­tence handed down for or­der­ing two mas­sacres be­tween 1991 and 1992.

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