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Former President Fujimori convicted in Peru

In response to today's conviction of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for human rights crimes, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement...

"We welcome the conviction of Alberto Fujimori by the Peruvian Supreme Court for grave human rights violations, including the 1992 kidnapping of prominent journalist Gustavo Gorriti," said CPJ's Americas Senior Program Coordinador Carlos Lauría. "Fujimori's conviction is an important step in the fight against impunity in attacks on journalists, particularly in Peru where public officials suspected of masterminding the murder of at least two journalists have gone unpunished."
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This is a greta indicator, that no one can be
away from accontability. it is true that " the perpetrators of human rights world widely, can manage to run away for some time, but, never be able to hide for good".
Let us hail the great efforts of the journalists, to protect and promote huam rights and freedom of expression, in thier individual countries, continants and the globe

Faisal Elbagir
Journalist and Human Rights acvtivist "Sudanese"