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Ex-President Alberto Fujimori Released from Peruvian Prison on “Humanitarian Grounds”

HeadlineDec 07, 2023

In Peru, former President Alberto Fujimori walked free from prison Wednesday after the Constitutional Court ordered his release on humanitarian grounds. The 85-year-old Fujimori had been serving a 25-year sentence since 2009 for the murder of 25 Peruvians during his rule in the 1990s. This is Gisela Ortiz, former culture minister of Peru and the sister of one of the victims of the 1992 Cantuta massacre, in which death squad members disappeared and murdered a university professor and nine students.

Gisela Ortiz: “As relatives of massacre victims, we demand for the law to be respected. Law is equal for everyone, even if your last name is Fujimori. The processes and paperwork must be followed. If he is entitled to a pardon, this will be proven, but we don’t want for our right to justice to be mocked, for years of hard work from relatives to be stomped on because everything is part of a political arrangement.”

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