The decision not to apply the grace granted by President Kuczynski to Alberto Fujimori constitutes an important advance in the fight against impunity for the crimes that occurred in Pativilca, and reinforces the obligation of the Peruvian state to guarantee the right of victims to truth, justice and reparation, said Amnesty International.
Court B of the National Criminal Court of Peru on February 19 decided not to apply the grace granted by President Kuczynski on 24 December, clearing the way for Alberto Fujimori to be finally tried for his alleged responsibility for the murders of six people in the town of Pativilca, considered crimes against humanity.
“Today the victims, families and Peruvian society have achieved an important step towards justice and preserving the memory of the victims of these crimes. We will continue to support the demands for justice until the truth about the crimes that occurred in Pativilca is established and the rights of the victims and their families are guaranteed”, said Erika Guevara Rosas, Americas Director at Amnesty International.
In the face of this historic decision, Amnesty International once again demands that the Peruvian state comply with its obligation to investigate and, if there is sufficient and admissible evidence against him, to try Alberto Fujimori for the crimes he is accused of, in addition to guaranteeing truth, justice and reparation for the victims of the serious human rights violations that occurred during the internal armed conflict.