Peru justice minister apologizes for Fujimori-era university massacre Jaime Jansen at 8:39 AM ET
[JURIST] Peruvian Justice Minister Maria Zavala [official website] Thursday apologized for the 1992 death squad killings of nine university students and a professor in the so-called La Cantuta massacre [backgrounder] during the regime of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Fujimori is facing trial in Peru in November in connection with the killings. The head of a special three-judge panel of Peru's Supreme Court said earlier this month that the court would ultimately consolidate six separate charges [JURIST report] against Fujimori into three "megatrials" and one other trial proceeding.
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