Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori ordered to stand trial again

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori has been ordered to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers.

It comes just over a month after he was released from prison, where he was serving 25 years for human rights abuses and corruption.

The 79-year-old was given a pardon on health grounds but the court in the capital Lima says this does not apply to the new case.

He says he is innocent and will appeal against the court's ruling.

His daughter Keiko Fujimori, who ran for president in 2016 but was defeated by current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said that she was confident that her father would be acquitted.

BBC            News.

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