The hearing has been set to begin at 08:30 AM (12:30 GMT), at which time the court will review Peru’s appeal to the decision Judge Orlando Alvarez made on July 11.
Peru’s request to extradite the former president, on charges of bribery, misuse of government funds and taking part in death-squad killings, was denied by Judge Álvarez last month.
Despite what Chilean Supreme Court Prosecutor, Monica Maldonado officially recommended in June, Judge Alvarez considered that there was not enough evidence to extradite Peru’s former President.
Five of Chile’s judges will first listen to Peru’s prosecutor, Alfredo Etcheverry, present the charges against Fujimori and will afterwards hear the arguments of Gabriel Saliasnik, Fujimori’s lawyer.
Although there is no time limit in which a sentence must be passed, it is expected that the judges will state their decision the same day.
Alberto Chaigneaux is the court’s presiding judge and is accompanied by four other judges; Nibaldo Segura, Jaime Rodríguez, Rubén Ballesteros and Hugo Dolmestch.
|– related articles –|
|Despite Senate Loss, Fujimori Plans to Work for Peru’s Welfare (by LIP, Jul 30, 2007)|
|Chilean Judge says "No" to Fujimori’s extradition (by LIP, Jul 11, 2007)|
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