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Peru: Veto Bill Designed to Ensure Fujimori’s Freedom

(Washington, DC) – Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra should veto a bill that would grant a conditional release to former President Alberto Fujimori, Human Rights Watch said today. The bill, passed by the Peruvian Congress on October 12, 2018, is a thinly veiled effort to free Fujimori disguised as a prison system reform. The bill grants prisoners who are over a certain age and have served a third of their sentences the right to serve to the remain under “electronic surveillance.” Fujimori supporters in Congress introduced the bill six days after a Supreme Court judge overturned a December 2017…

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