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Supreme Court in Peru upholds a 25-year sentence for former President Alberto Fujimori

January 3, 2010 | 10:35 am

A 25-year prison sentence will stand for Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru convicted of human rights violations tied to killings and kidnappings by government security forces, officials said in a statement today.

Officials said the Supreme Court in Peru upheld the sentence imposed by a court in April. Fujimori, who was president from 1990 to 2000, was found guilty of ordering the killings of 25 people. He had denied knowledge of death squads operating on his behalf against suspected rebels.

Cesar Nakazaki, Fujimori's lawyer, reportedly told Radioprogramas that he plans to appeal the court’s decision.

 “We will have to find another court to annul the sentence,” Nakazaki said.

 -- Efrain Hernandez Jr.

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