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Chile Supreme Court grants bail to Peru's Fujimori

Written by: Staff

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 18 (Reuters) Chile's Supreme Court today granted provisional bail to Peru's detained ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is accused of human rights abuses and corruption in his country and is being held pending an extradition request.

Judges of the court voted four-to-one in favour of bail for Fujimori, who is also accused of authorizing death squads during his 1990-2000 rule.

Fujimori was arrested last November after arriving in Santiago on a surprise visit from Japan, where he lived for five years to avoid prosecution in Peru after his government collapsed in a corruption scandal. He was initially denied bail.

The court has yet to set the bail amount.


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