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  • Ex-President Alberto Kenya Fujimori is currently serving a 25-year sentence in the Barbadillo prison.

    Ex-President Alberto Kenya Fujimori is currently serving a 25-year sentence in the Barbadillo prison. | Photo: EFE

Published 5 March 2019

"So far, my client has not paid a penny of this sentence," Ex-President Alberto Fujimori's lawyer said Tuesday.

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will not be able to pay the court-ordered US$8.2 million in civil compensation, lawyer Cesar Nakasaki said Tuesday.

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"So far, my client has not paid a penny of this sentence and, apparently, does not think about complying with this court order. (The figure) is just not feasible," Nakasaki said.

The Attorney General’s Office, however, is not letting the former administrator off that easily, saying they plan to take steps to ensure Fujimori complies with the State’s demand for reparation, one way or another.

The court is debating confiscating his pension earned from Congress and the Agrarian University if the ex-president continues to miss payments.

Alberto Kenya Fujimori is currently serving a 25-year sentence in the Barbadillo prison after he was denied a pardon in December.

Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the crimes in La Cantuta and Barrios Altos and authoring the slaughter of 25 rebel fighters in 2009. In December 2017, he was pardoned by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, however, due to an irregularity in the process, the Judicial Power determined to revoke his pardon and returned him to prison.

The ex-president is also being investigated for crimes against humanity which include the thousands of forced sterilizations conducted under his administration from 1990 to 2000.

After several false starts over the last 14 years, a legal process against the former state head and three of his ministers is being revisited by the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office in compliance with petitions from the NGO Demus, Judge Marcelita Gutierrez who formalized the complaint said in November.

Superior Prosecutor Luis Landa says there is a reason to believe that Fujimori allowed the sterilizations without the women’s consent and therefore is accused of premeditating the “presumed commission of an offense against life, body, and health- the context of serious injuries followed by death is a grave violation of human rights.”

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