Peru’s Fujimori one step closer to extradition

Peru’s Fujimori is one step closer to returning to Peru.
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(LIP-jl) — Chilean Supreme Court Prosecutor Monica Maldonado has officially recommended the extradition of Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori, citing 10 different charges of corruption and human rights violations.

The charges stem from the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta massacres which Peruvian officials say were orchestrated by top Fujimori aids such as former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

Maldonado’s finding is an ‘unofficial’ victory for Peruvian government officials who have fought to extradite Fujimori ever since he surprisingly arrived in Chile more than a year ago.

Although the prosecutor’s recommendation is not binding, some believe that it will be a major influential factor when Chilean Supreme Court Judge Orlando Alvarez delivers his verdict, expected to be made sometime during the next few weeks.

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