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2006-05-19 14:11:33

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Disgraced former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori met with family and lawyers on Friday, a day after being granted bail despite concerns that he remains a flight risk. Fujimori insisted he would not try to flee Chile after a ruling by the nation's top court granted him $3,000 bail while he fights Peru's bid to have him extradited for trial on human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori had been in low-security confinement in...

2006-05-18 18:07:15

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A beaming Alberto Fujimori, Peru's ex-president, was granted bail on Thursday and left a Chilean jail where he was held for six months, angering Peruvian officials seeking his extradition. Chile's Supreme Court set $3,000 bail for Fujimori, 67, detained while Peru tries to extradite him to face human rights abuse and corruption charges. Under conditions of the bail, he cannot leave Chile. Fujimori, who is both revered and reviled in...

2006-04-03 18:22:02

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The daughter of disgraced former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori looks likely to win a seat in Congress this weekend that she intends to use to try to clear her father's name. Polls show that Keiko Fujimori, who acted as first lady for her father when she was just 19, is the most popular congressional candidate from Lima and would likely win one of the 35 seats from the capital. The legislature has 120 seats. Alberto Fujimori, who...

2006-01-31 11:32:44

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was questioned by a Chilean judge on Tuesday, the first of many such meetings as Chile decides if it will extradite him to face corruption and human rights charges at home. Fujimori, who fled to his ancestral homeland Japan from Peru in 2000 in the midst of a massive graft scandal, was arrested in Chile nearly three months ago after a surprise arrival in Santiago. He had hoped to use Chile as a base for a political...

2006-01-10 12:31:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's election board on Tuesday rejected a bid by detained former President Alberto Fujimori to run for president in April on the grounds that he is barred from holding public office until 2011. In the government's official gazette, the National Electoral Board cited the ban imposed by Congress in 2001 and said Fujimori has two days to appeal the decision. His supporters said they still would push to register the 67-year-old former leader. "We are going to...

2005-11-11 11:17:30

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - With quiet sorrow, Carmen Oyague recalls how the blistered remains of her daughter's torso were found in a mass grave 12 years ago with nine others, killed by a death squad on suspicion of being a terrorist. Oyague, one of hundreds of families fighting for justice for the human rights abuses under the 1990-2000 rule of Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori, now believes she may finally see the former leader punished. Fujimori's surprise visit to...

2005-11-11 02:11:13

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru recalled its ambassador to Japan on Thursday and warned the Asian nation not to interfere in its efforts to get ex-President Alberto Fujimori extradited from Chile, where he is under arrest. Fujimori, accused in Peru of corruption and of authorizing death squads during his 1990-2000 rule, made a surprise visit to Chile on Sunday after leaving self-exile in Japan, where he fled in 2000 when a huge graft scandal felled his government. Peru's Foreign Ministry...

2005-11-08 15:01:21

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court denied bail to former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday as Peru began the slow process of trying to extradite him to face human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori was arrested on Monday after arriving in Santiago on a surprise visit from Japan. He had planned to use Chile as a base to return to Peru to run for president next year. Peru has accused Fujimori, who lived five years in Japan to avoid...

2005-11-08 10:36:04

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court denied bail to former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday as Peru worked to extradite him to face human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori was arrested on Monday after arriving in Santiago on a surprise visit from Japan. He planned to use Chile as a base to relaunch his political career and return to Peru to run for president next year. Peru has accused Fujimori, who was living as a fugitive in Japan...

2005-11-07 06:29:03

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile arrested early on Monday Peru's disgraced ex-President Alberto Fujimori, wanted in Peru on human rights abuse and corruption charges, police said. Fujimori was arrested at the Marriott Hotel in Santiago after arriving on Sunday afternoon on a surprise visit from Japan, saying he would return to Peru to launch a presidential campaign. "He did not resist the arrest, on the contrary," said Marianela Gomez, the head of Interpol in Chile. "He is...