the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Friday afternoon decided that the Peruvian State should not release former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), in accordance with its treaty obligations.
“The State of Peru must refrain from applying the sentence pronounced by the Constitutional Court of Peru (TC) on March 17, 2022, which restores the effects of the pardon ‘for humanitarian reasons’ granted to Alberto Fujimori on December 24 2017,” states the resolution.
The supranational entity said that the decision was based on the fact that the Constitutional Court of Peru did not respect the standards that the Inter-American Court had already established in the resolution entitled “Monitoring of compliance with sentences” of May 30, 2018.
In addition, the regional judicial body demanded that Peru present, no later than May 13, 2022, a report on compliance with the obligation “to investigate, prosecute and punish in case of non-execution of the sentence pronounced by the TC”.
The Inter-American Court will hold a hearing to monitor compliance with the obligation to investigate, prosecute and punish serious human rights violations in the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta cases, relating to the pardon granted to Fujimori, as this was done in the resolution of May 30, 2018.
On March 17, 2022, the Constitutional Court of Peru (TC) declared admissible the habeas corpus filed by the defense of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) and restored the humanitarian pardon granted by the former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in December 2017.
Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights upheld that demand and urged Peru not to release the disgraced former president.