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Chile high court OKs bail for Peru ex-president Fujimori

[JURIST] Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] will be freed on bail as he fights extradition [JURIST report] to Peru on corruption and human rights charges [Trial Watch backgrounder]. A panel of the Supreme Court of Chile [official website] voted 4-1 Thursday to free Fujimori, who must remain in Chile pending a decision on Peru's extradition request [JURIST report].

Fujimori was arrested in Chile [JURIST report] last November after returning to South America from five years of exile in Japan. Earlier this year, a judge refused to grant him bail [JURIST report]. AP has more. Lima's El Comercio has local coverage.

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