Alberto Fujimori

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Lefty Leads Fujimori Scion in Peru Vote

Ollanta Humala leads by roughly 5%; recount could loom

(Newser) - Peru went to the polls today in a heated presidential election that put a leftist former military officer in a slight lead over the daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, reports Reuters. Early returns gave Ollanta Humala roughly a 52% lead over Keiko Fujimori's 47%, but overseas votes could... More »

Angry Fujimori Denies Charges as Trial Starts

Ex-leader of Peru accused of ordering deaths of opponents

(Newser) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori angrily denied charges of murder and kidnapping in court yesterday. "I reject the charges entirely. I'm innocent," he shouted. He is on trial for ordering death squads to kill leftist sympathizers and others in the early 1990s. The trial is considered a watershed... More »

Ex-President Extradited to Peru for Human Rights Trial

Fujimori remains defiant, touts new 'legal armor'

(Newser) - Ex-president Albero Fujimori was extradited today to Peru, where he will face charges related to death-squad killings during his administration's fight against a Maoist uprising, the AP reports. Fujimori seemed unconcerned, touting the “legal armor”—he can only be tried on the two rights charges and five corruption... More »

Fujimori Will Be Extradited to Peru

Former president faces human rights abuse, embezzlement charges

(Newser) - A Chilean court ruled today to extradite Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori to his former country to face corruption and human rights abuse charges, Reuters reports. Judges cited evidence from two massacres linked to Fujimori’s war with Maoist faction Shining Path as the key to their decision. Fujimori has been... More »

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