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In the midst of controversy over Fujimori’s health, Gen. Robles affirms that crimes were ordered by National Intelligence Service

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May 21, 2008

Sixty-second session. Former military general, Rodolfo Robles Espinoza continued his testimony for the sixth consecutive session. Robles confirmed that the National Intelligence Service ordered the Barrios Altos and Cantuta crimes.

1. Incidents during the hearing:


From left to right: Presiding Judges Víctor Prado Saldarriaga, César San Martín (President of the Court) and Hugo Príncipe Trujillo.

Fujimori’s health continues to cause controversy.

As in 1990 when Fujimori didn’t present his government plan to the population due to a supposed case of food poisoning, the former president’s health is again causing controversy. Currently, the Court presiding over Fujimori’s human rights trial has received a joint report from the Institute of Legal Medicine, the National Penitentiary Institute and the National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN), who all agree that the ex-president has leukoplakia, recommend good oral hygiene and a insist on a second exam within 15 days. However, controversy has been caused since the INEN sent another report by e-mail, recommending surgery as soon as possible in addition to relevant medical examinations.

Thus the Court decided that Fujimori must undergo the necessary exams as quickly as possible in order to guarantee his right to health.


Pending testimony of former Colina agent

Fujimori’s lawyer, César Nakazaki, requested that former agent of the Colina military detachment Jesús Sosa Saavedra, give his testimony before the military high commands: Julio Salazar Monroe (condemned to 25 years of prison for forced disappearance, defended by Nakazaki), Nicolás Hermoza Ríos (currently being tried for human rights violations, also represented by Nakazaki) and Vladimiro Montesinos (Fujimori’s former “key part”).


The state prosecutor and the lawyers for the victims’ families asserted their disagreement with this request since the Court has already established the order of witnesses.


The Court indicated that this issue will be addressed when Sosa finishes his testimony before the Superior Court’s Special Criminal Court in Lima, where he is being tried for the Barrios Altos, El Santa and Pedro Yauri cases. In this trial, Sosa testified this week on a crime perpetrated by the Colina detachment that has never been publicly revealed.


2. Robles Espinoza’s testimony:

For the sixth consecutive session and third day of examination by Fujimori’s lawyer, Robles testified for six hours, answering the extensive questions of lawyer César Nakazaki. This examination will continue next week.


Barrios Altos and La Cantuta crimes were ordered by the SIN.

According to Robles, the former sub-director of the Internal Front in the Army Intelligence Office (DINTE), Cléver Pino Benamú, and former head of the DINTE, Willy Chirinos Chirinos, told him in 1993 that the Barrios Altos and Cantuta crimes were ordered by the National Intelligence Service (SIN).


During the next session, Nakazaki’s examination of Robles will continue.