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Chilean Prosecutor Recommends Fujimori Be Extradited to Peru


A prosecutor for the Chilean Supreme Court has recommended that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori be extradited from Chile to Peru on corruption and human rights charges.

The non-binding recommendation was issued Thursday to Orlando Alvarez, the judge due to rule on the case. The prosecutor recommended that the judge accept nine out of 10 charges of corruption and both charges of human rights violations.

The human rights charges allege that Fujimori sanctioned the killing of 25 people by paramilitary squads during his presidency. The corruption charges involve bribery and illegal use of government funds.

Fujimori was president of Peru from 1990 to 2000, when his government collapsed and he fled to his ancestral homeland of Japan. He spent five years in exile there before appearing unexpectedly in Chile in 2005, where he was arrested on an international warrant.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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