Victims of forced sterilization denounce delay and inaction by Peruvian justice system

The forced sterilizations occurred during the application of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program 1996-2000, under Fujimori's mandate, when" voluntary surgical contraception" (VSC), as tubal ligations and vasectomies were called, increased.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The change of judge in charge of the case of forced sterilizations in which former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori is implicated is a 'new mistreatment' of the judicial system and could further delay the process that keeps thousands of survivors, who have been waiting for justice for almost two decades, on tenterhooks.

This was decried on Wednesday (17) by human rights organizations and victims of forced sterilizations committed during Fujimori's term in office (1990-2000), after the Judicial Power's decision, the day before, to remove from his current position lawyer Rafael Martínez , who . . .

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