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1 Feb 2010 | Commentary | News

Fujimori Faces Justice

The latest decision in the trial against former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori upholds the April 2009 conviction for four cases of human rights violations.

On January 3, 2010, the Peruvian Supreme Court handed down its decision to uphold the April 2009 conviction of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) for four cases of human rights violations. The confirmation of the verdict represents the culmination of nearly two decades of searching for truth and justice by the family members of the victims.

Jo-Marie Burt, an associate professor of political science at George Mason University, was an accredited observer to the Fujimori trial for the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Coletta A. Youngers is an independent consultant and senior fellow at WOLA.   Here is the link to their article: "Fujimori Faces Justice."