BBC News Japan 'won't extradite Fujimori'

The international law enforcement agency Interpol passed a Peruvian request that Mr Fujimori be arrested to Japan at the weekend.

Peru is seeking to prosecute Mr Fujimori on murder, kidnapping and embezzlement charges.

Mr Fujimori, who is of Japanese extraction, fled to Japan in November 2000 amid a corruption and bribery scandal, and took Japanese citizenship shortly afterwards.

Under its constitution, Japan does not extradite its citizens, and the country has no extradition treaty with Peru.
Charges against the ex-president relate to:
  • A 1991 massacre in which an army "death squad" allegedly killed 15 people at a barbecue in a poor Lima neighbourhood
  • A 1992 massacre in which nine students and a professor with suspected leftist links were killed