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Peru: Timeline of ex-President Fujimori's pardon

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19:47 | Lima, Oct. 3.

Peruvian Preparatory Investigation Court accepted the plaintiffs' claim to annul the humanitarian pardon granted to former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), and issued search and arrest warrants against him.

Below is the timeline of the events: 

December 24, 2017: The then President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted a humanitarian pardon to Alberto Fujimori. The pardoned ex-leader was informed of the decision at the clinic where he had been hospitalized due to cardiac problems. 

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

December 27, 2017: Legislators Vicente Zeballos and Gino Costa submitted their respective resignations to Peruvians for Change (PPK) ruling party, following in the footsteps of lawmaker Alberto de Belaunde, who did it the day before. State ministers like Culture Minister Salvador del Solar adopted the same stance. 

January 4, 2018: Alberto Fujimori left the medical center as a free man. He was accompanied by his youngest son Kenji Fujimori. He met with his other children at his new residence in La Molina district, Lima. 

February 2, 2018: Representatives of La Cantuta and Barrios Altos victims asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to annul the humanitarian pardon granted to Alberto Fujimori, saying it is "arbitrary, irregular, and illegal."

June 15, 2018: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issues a ruling on the humanitarian pardon granted to ex-President Alberto Fujimori and requested the Peruvian State to review its legitimacy. 

August 6, 2018: The Judicial Branch accepted the request to apply conventionality control to review the pardon. The appeal was filed by La Cantuta and Barrios Altos victims' relatives.

September 22, 2018: The Judicial Branch put to a vote the review of the pardon granted in December 2017. The parts involved in this process were heard at the hearing.

October 3, 2018: Peruvian Preparatory Investigation Court annulled the humanitarian pardon granted to Alberto Fujimori.

(END) CVC/DTK/RMB

Published: 10/3/2018
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