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Peru: Judge Reverses Pardon for Ex-Dictator Alberto Fujimori

HeadlineOct 04, 2018

A Peruvian judge has overturned a pardon of Alberto Fujimori, ordering the former dictator to return to prison for crimes including kidnapping, bribery and ordering massacres by death squads in the 1990s. Amnesty International hailed the decision, saying it “sends a clear message that crimes against humanity cannot go unpunished.” This is Gisela Ortiz Perea, whose sister was murdered by a Fujimori-backed death squad in 1992.

Gisela Ortiz Perea: “I’m a close relative of a victim. I saw with my own eyes these criminals. I experienced this story, this horrible death that occurred in my family, this suffering that is engraved in my memory, year after year. It is awful to constantly have in my mind the face of the criminals. And the most horrible thing is that there are people who continue to call us terrorists.”

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