Inter-American Court reiterates to the Peruvian State to refrain from complying with the sentence on the pardon of Alberto Fujimori | News

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The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) issued a resolution this Friday in which it orders the Peruvian State not to implement the ruling of the Constitutional Court of that country on the release of dictator Alberto Fujimori.

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In the resolution, the Court indicated that the “State of Peru must refrain from implementing the sentence issued by the Constitutional Court of Peru on March 17, 2022, which restores the effects of the pardon ‘for humanitarian reasons’ granted to Alberto Fujimori Fujimori on December 24, 2017.”

In addition, it explained that the measure was taken because “it did not comply with the conditions determined in the Resolution of supervision of compliance with judgments of May 30, 2018, in the terms of Considerations 12 to 20 and 37 to 42 of this Resolution” .

The Court requested the Peruvian State to present, no later than May 13, a report on compliance with the obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish in relation to not executing the sentence handed down by the Constitutional Court of that country.

Likewise, it will carry out specific supervision of the pardon granted to Fujimori for humanitarian reasons, “through supervision of compliance with the obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish the serious human rights violations in the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases.”

On March 17, the Constitutional Court of Peru ruled that the effects of the pardon that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted Fujimori in 2017 be restored.

Given this measure, the Inter-American Court ordered the Peruvian State not to execute the judgment of the Constitutional Court until it had decided on the request for provisional measures from the victims of the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases.

In 2009, Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity, in the respective cases of the Barrios Altos (1991) and La Cantuta (1992) massacres.

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