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In pictures: Fujimori ups and downs

A portrait from 1940 showing Mr Fujimori's family

Alberto Fujimori, Peru's president from 1990 to 2000, was the son of Japanese immigrants.

Mr Fujimori and his ex-wife Susana Higuchi in 1990 (file)

When he won the 1990 presidential election, the relatively unknown Mr Fujimori was an agricultural engineer. He had campaigned on an anti-corruption platform.

Policemen carry the body of one of 15 people killed at a barbecue in Lima, Peru in November 1991 (file)

Mr Fujimori is blamed for the death of civilians in the fight against Shining Path Maoist guerrillas in the early 1990s, including an alleged massacre of 15 people in Lima in 1991.

Peruvian soldiers ride patrolling the streets of Lima in May 1992 (file)

In April 1992, facing mounting opposition and fears of a military coup, he allied himself with the army and suspended the constitution.

Former Peruvian Vice-President Maximo San Roman greets well wishers in April 1992 (file)

He described the move as a crackdown on rebels and drug traffickers - but it brought international criticism and an unsuccessful challenge from his deputy, Maximo San Roman.

Mr Fujimori votes during general elections in April 1995 (file)

A new constitution was adopted in 1993, enabling Mr Fujimori to seek re-election. He was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1995.

Vladimir Montesinos, member of Peru's intelligence forces and key advisor to Mr Fujimori (file)

In November 2000, his support crumbled following a bribery scandal involving spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos. In November Mr Fujimori left the country and resigned while in Japan.

Alberto Fujimori waves as he arrives at the airport in Chile (file)

In November 2005, he flew to Chile, planning to launch a political comeback in Peru. He was detained and only released on condition that he remained in the country.

A demonstrator shouts holding a newspaper in Lima, Peru in November 2000 (file)

Supporters say Mr Fujimori saved Peru from terrorism and economic collapse, but others condemn him as an authoritarian who destroyed democratic institutions.

Relatives of people killed at La Cantuta university, during the government of former President Alberto Fujimori, holds photos of family members as they celebrate Fujimori's extradition in Lima

He is due to return to Peru after Chile's Supreme Court ordered his extradition to face charges of human rights abuse and corruption, which he denies.

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