Santiago, Chile: Peru’s former Pres. could have fate decided by June

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori

(LIP-jl) — According to a report in Chile’s La Tercera newspaper, the Chilean justice system could resolve the fate of Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori, by June.

The 12 volumes that make up the extradition file against the former Peruvian leader have yet to be reviewed by the Chilean Supreme Court prosecutor, Monica Maldonado.

According to unidentified sources, La Tercera claims that the entire review process will not end until a minimum of 60 days.

However, the prosecutor’s arguments are not binding, since the judge presiding over Fujimori’s extradition case, Orlando Alvarez, can determine whether he believes the arguments are admissible and pertinent to the case.

Judge Alvarez’s verdict may also limit the charges on which Fujimori may be tried in Peru -if he is extradited- due to stipulations in the extradition treaty between Peru and Chile.