New Protests Against Fujimori’s Presidential Pardon

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At 6:30 pm today, local time, a march in Lima seeks to demand the annulment of the Ex-President’s pardon.

Several social, political and human right groups in Peru, as well as relatives of victims of political violence, will march today to protest against Ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s presidential pardon, reported Telesur.

The main objective of these protests is to demand the annulment of the pardon, granted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on December 24, 2017.

The march, convoked by the Citizen Assembly, will occur at 6:30 pm, local time, and the participants will gather in the San Martin Square in Lima one hour prior to the event. In this place, political and cultural activities will take place also after the march.

Some of the organizations that will be present in this protest are: Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDDHH); Comando Unitario de Lucha de la CGTP; Federación Nacional de Mujeres Campesinas, Indígenas y Asalariadas del Perú; Somos 2074; and many others, informed Telesur.

Among the political parties that support this movement are Nuevo Perú; Frente Amplio; Partido Morado; Juntos Por el Perú; and Alianza Para El Progreso. They all promote the revision of Fujimori’s pardon.

On two occasions the Ministry of Justice in Peru has denied access to the file concerning the Ex-President’s pardon. It will allow, according to Peru’s ombudsman Walter Gutiérrez, an evaluation of the resolution that led to the decision to pardon Fujimori, within the legal parameters and jurisprudential standards.

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