Vladimiro Montesinos reappears the same day as Alberto Fujimori in a hearing about a former SIN agent

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The former advisor Vladimiro Montesinos reappeared this Wednesday in a court hearing on the case of Leonor La Rosathe former agent of the National Intelligence Service (SIN) who denounced torture during the dictatorship of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000).

On this day, the Fourth National Criminal Chamber of the Temporary Liquidator heard the final arguments of Julio Salazar Monroeformer intelligence chief who, along with Montesinos, is part of the list of eight defendants in the trial for the crime of serious injuries.

Fujimori's number two was seen hours after the former dictator (1990-2000) requested in another room that the humanitarian pardon granted to him, in December 2017, by the then ruler Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, be restored, a grace was annulled by the Supreme Court of Peru in October 2018.

He seemed sleepy or taking notes and, at the end of the session, required a private meeting with his lawyer. Of all the accused, only Montesinos' defense is pending. The next hearing has been scheduled for October 18, at 2:00 p.m., and will be limited to the conclusion of arguments by Salazar Monroe's lawyer.

The hearing was held to hear the habeas corpus claim presented by former President Alberto Fujimori. | Justice TV

La Rosa accused her bosses of subduing and violating her for leaking information to the press, a scandal for which, in February 2002, the former president Alejandro Toledo He apologized on behalf of the State and compensated her with $120,000.

The complainant, who can only move around in a wheelchair as she is paraplegic, has resided in Sweden since 1998, when she was considered protected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Just four months ago, Montesinos was sentenced to 23 years in prison, along with the former head of the covert military group Colina, Martín Rivas, for the aggravated murder of Mariella Barreto, another former intelligence agent.

According to The Republic, Barreto was investigated by the Army for allegedly revealing a secret plan to attack the journalist Caesar Hildebrandt and also accused by her superiors of having revealed confidential information about the construction of a tunnel that facilitated the rescue of the hostages of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA), in April 1997.

Photo: El Comercio.
Photo: El Comercio.

The former advisor has remained in prison since 2001 for a series of sentences for crimes of corruption and human rights abuses, such as the Barrios Altos massacre and the disappearance of three people in the basements of the SIN.


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