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Trial suspended due to health problems of Fujimori’s lawyer

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

(Former president Alberto Fujimori. Photo: Judicial Power) 

March 27, 2009

I.             Session suspended


One of Fujimori’s attorneys, Adolfo Johan Pinedo, announced that César Nakazaki (Fujimori’s principal attorney) was ill and thus could not conclude his final allegations for this session.

This is not the first time the trial has been delayed by Nakazaki.  A session was similarly suspended for Nakazaki’s alleged spell of laberynthitis (inner ear inflammation), as well as other sessions for various health issues Nakazaki has experienced and for his other clients’ trials.

In this particular session, attorney Pinedo told the Court that his colleague Nakazaki suffered a kidney condition, which led to stomach problems and dehydration, causing him to require in patient care in a private medical center.

Therefore the lawyer requested for the Court to postpone the session until March 30.  The Court has approved this request, allowing Fujimori’s defense lawyers to conclude their final arguments on this date.

II.  Next session

The next trial session will take place on Monday, March 30.  The Court has allowed Nakazaki to have unlimited time to conclude his arguments, in order to not infringe on the rights of Fujimori to a proper defense.

Subsequently, Fujimori himself will present arguments in his defense, scheduled for April 1 and 3, according to the time he requested.

Finally, in accordance with Criminal Procedures Code, the Court will issue its sentence for this case.

Fujimori, who is already serving a six-year prison sentence for the case of forceful entry into the apartment of Vladimiro Montesinos’ wife, will later have to undergo four more trials for supposed corruption.


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