Ex-President Fujimori sentenced to 25 years on charges of human rights violations

Peru‘s former President Alberto Fujimori has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, following a verdict of guilty on four counts of human rights violations.

The sentence, announced at 12:10m, was read at the end of the opinion given by the three-judge panel headed by Chief Judge César San Martín. The sentence, and the verdict, are historic in Peru and the hemisphere, as it is the first time a former president has been tried and found guilty of similar charges.

Fujimori immediately called for a mistrial.

Among the 247 points read by the court clerk, the three-judge panel’s opinion included that the former President had “structured and executed” a political-military strategy parallel to the strategy he promoted publicly, and protected his spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos and former chief of the joint command of the armed forces, Nicolas Hermoza Rios, as well as those who carried out the violations, the members of the Colina death squad.

Fujimori is also sentenced to pay compensation of 62,400 soles to the families of each of the 29 victims of the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases, and 46,800 soles to each of the kidnap victims Gustavo Gorriti and Samuel Dyer, a total of approximately $614,000.

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