Peru: Court annuls ex–President Fujimori's pardon, orders arrest

12:28 | Lima, Oct. 3.

Peruvian Preparatory Investigation Court accepted the plaintiffs' claim to annul the humanitarian pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000).

According to the Judicial Branch, a judge has issued search and arrest warrants against Fujimori in order to send him back to jail.


He had served 12 years of the 25-year sentence for the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases, which involved human rights abuses.

Last June, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled the Peruvian State should —constitutionally— review the humanitarian pardon granted to the ex-president, which was questioned by the victims' families, among others.

In August, the Judicial Branch admitted the request of La Cantuta and Barrios Altos victims' relatives to review the pardon, in accordance with the resolution issued by the Court.

The annulment of the pardon was put to a vote last month.


Published: 10/3/2018