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Peru's Fujimori goes back to trial for death squad killings

Peru's Fujimori goes back to trial for death squad killings

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Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former Peru President Alberto Fujimori, age 79, will go back to trial on charges related to death squad killings in 1992.A court ruled Monday that Fujimori could be tried despite a medical pardon months ago.At issue is the death squad killings of six farmers in Pativilca, a central town in Peru, in January of 1992. Fujimori is now charged with authorizing the kidnapping, torture and killings of the six farmers.Fujimori had been serving a 25-year prison sentence since 2014 for human rights abuses before a medical pardon was granted in December. These abuses involved authorizing the six farmers' killings as part of a larger conflict with left-wing rebels. Nearly 70,000 people died in the conflict.President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted the pardon in December, sparking two ni...
Israel reopens holy site after police killings

Israel reopens holy site after police killings

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Israel has reopened a holy mosque compound after it was closed on Friday when two policemen were shot dead.The site is known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and is an area of huge religious importance to both faiths.The compound was closed for the first time in decades after three Arab citizens of Israel fled to the site after killing two police officers.The gunmen fled to the holy site where they were shot dead by security forces.Image:Metal detectors were installed at an entrance to the compound The reopening was met with resistance from Muslims who refused to enter due to the installation of metal detectors outside.Sheikh Omar Kiswani, director of the Al-Aqsa mosque that sits within the compound, said: "We reject the changes imposed by the Israeli government - ...