Pending the release of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, which his lawyer said could take place this afternoon, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights asked Peru this Wednesday not to release him until it investigates whether the order of the Constitutional Court of the Andean country complies with previous rulings of continental justice.

Peru is asked ‘to refrain from carrying out the order of the Constitutional Court of Peru on December 4, 2023, ordering the ‘immediate freedom’ of Alberto Fujimori Fujimori (1990-2000), until the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has all the necessary elements to analyze whether this decision meets the conditions” of its previous rulings, said the resolution, signed on Tuesday by its President, Ricardo Perez Manrique.

Three TC magistrates Francisco Morales, Luz Pacheco and Gustavo Gutiérrez signed this document, while magistrate Helder Dominguez Haro voted against.

The decision of the Peruvian Constitutional Court is final and reinstates the pardon granted to Fujimori on humanitarian grounds in 2017 and later revoked by the Supreme Court in 2019.

The former president of Japanese ancestors Since 2009, he has been serving a sentence for “crimes against humanity” in Barbadillo prison.a small prison for former presidents east of Lima, for the deaths of 25 people in two massacres committed in 1991-1992 by an army unit, known as the La Cantuta and Barrios Altos cases.

Since this Wednesday morning, dozens of Fujimori followers, journalists and police have been standing outside the Barbadillo prison, in eastern Lima, where the former ruler is serving his sentence. (JO)