Ex-Peru leader Fujimori can be tried over killings despite pardon

Ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is wheeled out of a Lima clinic in January after being hospitalized.

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  • Peru court rules ex-President Alberto Fujimori can be tried over six killings from 1992
  • Fujimori was pardoned in December for human rights abuses

(CNN)Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year for human rights abuses, may soon face another trial.

A Peruvian court ruled Monday that Fujimori could be tried over killings from the early '90s despite a pardon by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
    The issue at stake is the January 29, 1992, kidnappings, torture and killings of six people in the central Peruvian town of Pativilca, according to state-run news agency Andina.
    At least 22 others, including Fujimori, are due to stand trial over the deaths. The court called the massacre a "human rights" crime.
    Fujimori is accused having a role in the authorizing the killings. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 25 years in jail for Fujimori. along with reparations to the victims' families.
    His attorney, Miguel Pérez Arroyo, said Fujimori might appeal the court's decision, according to Andina.

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