Peru: Protests as President Pardons Fujimori, Imprisoned for Ordering Death Squad Massacres

HeadlineDec 26, 2017

Protests have erupted in Peru, after President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former president Alberto Fujimori, who was imprisoned for crimes including ordering massacres by death squads in the 1990s. He has now been released from prison. Many saw the pardon as a quid pro quo. Only days earlier, lawmakers aligned with Fujimori helped the current president, an ex-Wall Street banker, avoid being impeached on corruption charges. This is a protester speaking from a demonstration in Lima on Monday.

Peruvian protester: “We are demanding Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s resignation and the reconviction again of this practitioner of genocide, Alberto Fujimori, everyone in the Fujimorist and Aprista, the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, groups, really everyone in Congress. The Peruvian people are within all their rights to unite in a national insurgency.”

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