On Friday (8) the plenary session of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a decision ordering Peru “Withholding implementation” of a ruling that would allow the release of former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-200), who is serving a 25-year prison sentence since 2009.
Fujimori, 83, is accused of committing massacres in Barrios Altos and La Cantota, which left 25 victims during his reign.
Justice in Peru cancels pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori
These massacres were classified as crimes against humanity because they were considered crimes of murder, serious injuries and aggravated kidnapping, according to the rulings of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2001 and 2006.
In 2017, then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Fujimori granted pardon. However, ten months later, the judge overruled Kuczynski’s act.
On March 17 this year, there was a new development: the Constitutional Court of Peru reinstated the amnesty.
Relatives and lawyers of the victims of these acts filed an appeal to prevent the release of the former president.
According to the court’s decision, the decision of the Constitutional Court Peru To return the pardon granted to the former president, he did not take into account the impact of the amnesty for gross human rights violations on the right of victims and their families to access justice.
Fujimori, who ruled Peru From 1990 to 2000, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity after being extradited from Chile in 2007.
Peru He has already said that he will accept the court’s decision
On the first of April, Peru He affirmed that he will abide by any decision of the International Health Regulations Court in this regard, despite the decision of his Constitutional Court allowing his release.
“The decision to [a Corte-IDH] Prosecutor Carlos Miguel Riaño, Peru’s state attorney, said the state would implement it as quickly as possible.
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