Fujimori, who was president of Peru from 1990 to 2000, fled from Peru to Japan when corruption and human rights allegations surfaced against him. The Japanese government refused Peruvian requests for Fujimori's arrest and extradition despite an Interpol international warrant [press release] for his arrest. Fujimori was arrested in Chile [JURIST report] in December 2005 after flying in to campaign for the Peruvian presidency despite having been officially banned from holding public office [JURIST report] until 2010. Xinhua has more.
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