On Christmas Eve, Peruvian President Pedro Kuczynski pardoned former dictator Alberto Fujimori, convicted in 2009 for crimes related to corruption and human rights abuses. Kuczynski’s pardon of Fujimori has been interpreted as a bargain meant to ensure the president’s short-term political survival in the face of a looming impeachment process. International organizations, human rights groups, members of the U.S. Congress, and civil society groups have condemned the move for obstructing justice for the victims of Fujimori’s human rights crimes. WOLA has compiled important commentaries and statements on Fujimori’s pardon from within Peru and from the international community.
Statements from International Human Rights Organizations:
Statements from Members of the US Congress:
Op-Eds and Coalition Statements:
Selected Press Coverage: