Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for abuse of power. He was convicted of ordering the theft of evidence of widespread political corruption collected by his former intelligence chief. Fujimori, 69, began a separate trial Monday on kidnapping and murder charges related to two death squad massacres of 25 people during a campaign against the left-wing Shining Path insurgency .
If convicted of those charges, he could face up to 30 years in prison. He faces two other trials for corruption. Fujimori, who was extradited from Chile earlier this year, is the first former Peruvian head of state convicted of crimes committed in office, the BBC reports. He plans to appeal.