UN expresses concern over Constitutional Court's order to release Alberto Fujimori in Peru

14:14 | Lima, Dec. 6.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern over the ruling of the Peruvian Constitutional Court (TC) to release Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

"Any humanitarian release of those responsible for serious human rights violations must be in line with international law," said the United Nations entity in a message shared on social media.

This statement was made amid the expectations that the decision may be executed to implement the pardon granted to the former President, who remains imprisoned at Barbadillo Prison in Lima.

"Tuesday's order by the Peruvian Constitutional Court releasing ex-President Fujimori from prison despite the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' decisions is a concerning setback for accountability," reads the message.

Said supranational organization has recently expressed its position against the execution of the above-mentioned order, arguing decisions previously made on the basis of resolutions adopted by the Judiciary and specific demands from relatives of the victims of practices contrary to human rights during the government of Alberto Fujimori.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is headed by Volker Türk.

About Fujimori

After having fled to Japan and traveled to Chile, from where he was extradited to Peru, the Fujimori patriarch was sentenced for crimes against human rights and corruption committed during his term in office.


Publicado: 6/12/2023