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Peru's High Court Upholds 6-Year Prison Sentence of Former President Fujimori

Peru's Supreme Court has upheld the six-year prison sentence of former President Alberto Fujimori.

Fujimori was convicted in December for ordering the illegal search of a home belonging to the wife of his spy chief.

The high court on Tuesday denied Fujimori's appeal in the case.

Fujimori also is currently on trial for human rights abuses committed during his presidency from 1990 to 2000.

He is accused of having links to death squads responsible for killing 25 people in two separate massacres.

If convicted, Fujimori faces up to 30 years in prison.

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