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No charges over sterilisation plan

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.

Around 300,000 women participated wilfully in the campaign.

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

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