Peru’s Fujimori angrily declares his innocence in human rights abuse trial opener

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori flailed his arms and his voice cracked with indignation Monday as he declared his innocence during the first day of trial on charges he sanctioned a paramilitary death squad to gun down suspected guerrilla sympathizers. Presiding Tribunal Judge Cesar San Martin called Fujimori to order and […]

by · December 10, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime, Law & Justice, Politics

Peru’s ex-spy chief fingers Fujimori for 2000 election fraud

Peru’s former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos says he was just following orders he orchestrated jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s fraud-riddled third term election victory in 2000. Montesinos on Wednesday testified that Fujimori told him to shelve an investigation of allegations that election officials oversaw the systematic forgery of more than 1 […]

by · December 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime, Politics

Fujimori faces Dec. 11 verdict

Peru’s Supreme Magistrate, Pedro Guillermo Urbina, announced yesterday that jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori will face verdict for the first of seven human rights and corruption charges on December 11. Fujimori is accused of sending military officers who posed as judicial officials with a fake search warrant to seize videos from […]

by · December 5, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Politics

Agencia Andina: Fujimori could face ¨self-coup¨ charges

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori could face charges for his 1992 ¨self-coup,¨ according to Agencia Andina. The head of Peru’s Extradition Unit, Omar Chehade, told Agencia Andina that officials are considering making a request to Chile to include ¨self-coup¨ charges as part of Fujimori’s extradition. Chile’s Supreme Court decided to extradite […]

by · November 30, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime, Law & Justice, Politics