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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fujimori Arrested

From the Washington Post:

Peru's fugitive former president, Alberto Fujimori, was arrested early Monday in Chile, where he had arrived unexpectedly in an attempt to return to Peru to resurrect his political career. Instead, Peruvian officials began working to have him extradited on charges of murder and corruption committed during his decade-long presidency.

Fujimori, 67, who fled to Japan after a corruption scandal toppled his government in 2000, recently stated his intention to defy an international arrest warrant and return to Peru to run for president in 2006. He landed in a private plane in Santiago, the Chilean capital, Sunday afternoon and was arrested by Chilean officials without resisting at the Marriott Hotel early Monday morning. He was being held at a police training academy.

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