WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
4 Oct 2012 | News

Fujimori Pardon Would Represent a Major Step Backwards Toward Impunity


Washington, D.C—Yesterday, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) sent a letter to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala expressing their extreme concern over the possibility that the president will grant a humanitarian pardon to former President Alberto Fujimori. Fujimori is currently serving a sentence for crimes against humanity and grave acts of corruption. WOLA and CEJIL believe that granting the pardon without meeting the standards established by domestic and international law would represent a step toward impunity and a move toward the erosion of the rule of law in Peru.

Click here to read the letter (Spanish only).

Kristel Mucino, Director of Communication, WOLA
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