Jailed Former Peru President to Publish Memoirs on Facebook

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 08:04 AM

By Joel Himelfarb

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Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori says he plans to publish excerpts from his memoirs on Twitter and Facebook, drawing an angry response from the nation’s justice minister.
 
The BBC reported that the social media accounts for Fujimori, currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity, would be managed by a group of supporters.
 
Fujimori, 75, was elected president of Peru in June 1990 and led the nation for a decade before being impeached and fleeing the country in 2000.
 
He went to Japan, his parents’ country, and lived there until traveling to Chile in 2005. He was arrested there and extradited to Peru in 2007.
 
In April 2009, Chilean court convicted Fujimori of “crimes against humanity” and sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment for his role in kidnappings and killings by security forces during his government’s war against the communist Shining Path guerrilla organization during the 1990s.
 
Peruvian Justice Minister Daniel Figallo blasted Fujimori's announcement of his intention to publish on Twitter and Facebook and has reportedly asked prison officials to limit the former president’s access to social media, according to the BBC..
 
"People who commit violations and have their liberty taken from them have their rights limited. Otherwise, we turn prisons into hotels," Figallo told reporters.
 
Earlier this week, the authorities rejected a bid by Fujimori's lawyer to have him transferred to house arrest.

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