Ex-Peruvian President Gets 25 Years for Death Squad Killings

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A Peruvian court gave former President Alberto Fujimori 25 years in prison for his role in death squad activities during his 10-year rule in the 1990s.

Fujimori is the first democratically elected former president to be tried for rights violations in his own country. His lawyers have said he would appeal the verdict.

In its first bloody raid, the military death squad Fujimori was convicted of authorizing killed 15 people — including an 8-year-old — with silencer-equipped machine guns during a raid on a barbecue in July 1991 in the Barrios Altos district.

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