Inter-American Court requires Peru to refrain from releasing Fujimori

21:02 | Lima, Mar. 30.

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Wednesday required the Peruvian State to refrain from releasing Alberto Fujimori, following a ruling by the Constitutional Court (TC) that ordered the reinstatement of the humanitarian pardon granted in favor of the ex-President (1990-2000).

A letter sent to Specialized Supranational State's Attorney Carlos Reaño stated that the decision was adopted at the plenary session of the Inter-American Court within the framework of its 147th Regular Period of Sessions.

The document also indicates that the measure would be applied temporarily, until the Inter-American Court resolves the request for provisional measures in the cases of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta, in the event of Fujimori's eventual release.

The Inter-American Court "requires the Peruvian State to guarantee the right of access to justice for the victims of the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases and to refrain from executing the Constitutional Court's decision ordering Alberto Fujimori's release until this international Court resolves the request for provisional measures in the 147th Regular Period of Sessions," the document reads.

Likewise, the Inter-American Court indicated that the full text of its resolution will be released shortly.

Previously, the National Coordinator for Human Rights (CNDDHH) and the Association for Human Rights (APRODEH) announced the supranational entity's decision on social media.

Alberto Fujimori is being held at Barbadillo Prison in Lima's Ate district, and is awaiting to be released from prison after the Constitutional Court reinstated the humanitarian pardon granted to him by former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in December 2017.


Published: 3/30/2022