Human rights advocates everywhere celebrated the conviction of Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday, April 7th, for crimes committed during his time in office. In a landmark decision, Peru's Supreme Court concluded that Fujimori bore personal responsibility for three massacres during the 1990s, including the case of La Cantuta in which nine university students were kidnapped and killed.
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Saudi Arabia: Release Prisoner of Conscience Ashraf Fayadh (UA 265/15)
Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet and artist, has been sentenced by a court in Saudi Arabia to death for the “crime” of apostasy. He was denied access to a lawyer throughout his detention and trial. He is a prisoner of conscience.
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