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Peru's Fujimori sentenced to 25 years prison
April 7, 2009 / 5:15 PM / 9 years ago

Peru's Fujimori sentenced to 25 years prison

LIMA, April 7 (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for human rights crimes on Tuesday, the first time a democratically elected Latin American president was found guilty in his own country of rights abuses.

A three-judge panel convicted him for ordering a military death squad to carry out two massacres that killed 25 people during his 1990-2000 rule, when he was battling guerrillas.

Nearly 70,000 people died in two decades of conflict in the Andean country. (Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; Writing by Terry Wade)

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