THE Peruvian government will not prosecute former president Alberto Fujimori or his cabinet over their roles in a controversial sterilisation campaign in the 1990s.

The Fujimori administration had enacted a rigorous birth control programme which was alleged to have forcibly sterilised 2000 women.

But the country's public prosecutor Marco Guzman said there were no crimes against humanity committed.

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Around 300,000 women participated wilfully in the campaign.

Fujimori is serving four concurrent sentences for corruption and human rights abuses.