Alberto Fujimori will not testify this Thursday in the Melissa Alfaro case, reports his lawyer

Alberto Fujimori will not testify this Thursday in the Melissa Alfaro case, reports his lawyer

César Nakazaki told El Comercio that he will not participate in this procedure for health reasons and because his status as extradited “requires a procedure for taking statements as being investigated or prosecuted.”

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Alberto Fujimori will not testify this Thursday in the Melissa Alfaro case, informs his lawyer

Alberto Fujimori is serving 25 years in prison/

The former president Alberto Fujimori will not testify before the prosecutor's office this Thursday the 23rd for the deaths of journalist Melissa Alfaro and Víctor Hugo Ruiz, in October 1991, reported their lawyer César Nakazaki.

Fujimori, who is serving 25 years in prison for the massacres of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta, is being investigated for being the alleged direct perpetrator of crimes against life, body and health, in the form of qualified homicide.

In dialogue with El Comercio, Nakazaki said that Fujimori will not testify “for health reasons” and will not request rescheduling.

According to what he said, the extradition condition of the former president “requires a procedure for statements to be taken as investigated or prosecuted.”

He pointed out that to this is added the “inability to be investigated and prosecuted that generates his current aggravated state of health, because to the illness that gave rise to his pardon, unfortunately, added others such as pulmonary fibrosis.”

The Andina news agency reported that last May, the Third Supraprovincial Criminal Prosecutor's Office of Lima summoned Fujimori to answer virtually for this case.

The Fourth Temporary Liquidating Criminal Chamber of the National Superior Court plans to start the oral trial for the deaths of Alfaro and Ruiz this Thursday.

In October of last year, the Government approved requesting the extension of the extradition of Alberto Fujimori so that he can be prosecuted for six crimes.