What? Fujimori arrested in Chile?
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday lost a bid to be released from jail while he fights extradition to Peru to face charges of corruption and human rights abuses during his decade-long regime.How Fujimori was coaxed out of Japan, that is what enquiring minds want to know. Clearly this is going to go down as one of the biggest blunders by a supposedly-intelligent person this year.
Justice Orlando Alvarez said Fujimori, who is being held at an academy for corrections officers, must remain under arrest as Peru pursues his extradition on 21 corruption and human rights charges.
Fujimori, 67, was arrested at his Santiago hotel early Monday, hours after his surprise arrival from Japan, where he had remained in a protected exile for five years after resigning the Peruvian presidency amid a corruption scandal.