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Legal News
28 May 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday released its 2010 Annual Report [materials; press release], highlighting a "global justice gap" caused by influential governments avoiding accountability for human rights abuses. AI was critical of the actions of the Group of 20 (G20) nations, which it described as having a … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jan 2010
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Peruvian Supreme Court has upheld [decision, in Spanish] a 25-year sentence given to former president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] after his conviction on charges of ordering assassinations and kidnappings during his 1990-2000 presidency. The First Transitory Criminal Chamber last week unanimously ratified [El Comercio report, … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] The Criminal Chamber of the Peruvian Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced [materials, in Spanish] former president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to six years in prison for multiple counts of illegal wiretapping and bribery. Fujimori is to serve his sentence concurrently with the sentences from his three … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2009
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded guilty Monday to multiple counts of illegal wiretapping and bribery. Fujimori was charged with ordering former Peruvian intelligence director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile] to use government funds to secretly wiretap politicians, journalists, and other prominent Peruvians and to … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Criminal Chamber of Peru's Supreme Court on Monday convicted former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on corruption charges and sentenced him to seven-and-a-half years in prison. Fujimori was accused of paying former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile] $15 million to resign in … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jul 2009
by Jay Carmella

[JURIST] The corruption trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] opened Monday with Fujimori confessing to having paid former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile] $15 million to resign in 2000, but denying any criminal liability. Fujimori's confession was limited [La Republica report, in … [read more]


Professional Commentary
11 Apr 2009

Andrew Hudson [Senior Associate, Human Rights First]: "The conviction of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori for serious human rights violations is groundbreaking on a number of levels.First, not only was a former head of state found guilty of crimes against humanity, but his conviction came at the hands of a … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] The conviction [JURIST report] of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] on Tuesday was met with widespread approval from the current Peruvian government and human rights organizations. Peruvian Prime Minister Yehuda Simon [official website, in Spanish] said that the verdict highlighted the country's judicial autonomy … [read more]


Legal News
7 Apr 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was found guilty of committing human rights abuses during his 1990-2000 rule by a special court in Lima Tuesday. Fujimori, who maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings, was convicted on charges of approving the November 1991 killing of 15 … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jan 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] A Peruvian court on Tuesday ruled that two alleged members of the Colina Group [AI backgrounder] must be released without charge after six years in custody. Douglas Arteaga Pascual and Angel Pino Diaz were never convicted during the 72 months they spent in prison. Peruvian law mandates that prisoners … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] Final arguments began Monday in the trial of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for alleged human rights abuses during his 1990-2000 rule. The prosecution contends that between 1991 and 1992, Fujimori was aware of and approved the so-called "Dirty War" carried out against the … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former Peruvian general Rodolfo Robles testified Monday that he believed that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was responsible for two massacres that took place during his presidency in the early 1990s, but admitted that he did not have any evidence linking Fujimori to the … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], currently on trial for human rights violations during his three terms in office from 1990-2000, is showing lack of respect for the court and the trial process by his courtroom behavior, Peruvian prosecutors said Friday. Earlier this week Fujimori … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2008
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Peru on Tuesday upheld a prison sentence [JURIST report] for former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who was convicted late last year on charges of abuse of authority for ordering a warrantless search of the apartment of the wife of former … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2008
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] A Peruvian court Tuesday convicted four former Peruvian military officers of kidnapping and murder for their roles in the 1992 La Cantuta massacre [MIT backgrounder], which left one professor and nine students at Lima's La Cantuta University dead. The military general and three military death squad soldiers convicted each … [read more]


Legal News
17 Mar 2008
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda asked Peruvian President Alan Garcia during talks in Tokyo Monday to ensure that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] is treated fairly during his ongoing trial on murder and kidnapping charges [JURIST report], which stem from the military killings of … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2007
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], apologized Friday for his role in two massacres which occurred during his administration in the early 1990s. Fujimori's apology came during his trial on murder and kidnapping charges [JURIST report] stemming from the military killings of 25 people in … [read more]


Legal News
11 Dec 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for abuse of authority in the last months of his 1990-2000 rule. Fujimori was convicted of ordering a warrantless search in 2000 on the apartment of the wife of former Peruvian … [read more]


Legal News
10 Dec 2007
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of human rights abuses for allegedly ordering the 1992 murder of 25 people, including a professor and nine students at the so-called La Cantuta massacre [backgrounder] at Lima's La Cantuta University. If convicted, … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] will be sentenced next week for ordering a 2000 warrantless search on the apartment of the wife of former Peruvian Intelligence Director Vladimiro Montesino [BBC profile], according to a Wednesday press release [text, in Spanish] from the Peruvian Supreme … [read more]

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