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Self-defence classes

At 9am Lima time, the last chapter in the loooong courtroom trial of Alberto Fujimori begins to be written. After something like 16 months of comings and goings, Fujimori himself takes the stand to mount his so-called ‘self-defence’ which is supposed to last two or three days (but it might turn out to be weeks, the way this trial has gone).

This is the moment that media-types have waited for, so expect a sudden avalanche of coverage between now and the verdict (which is expected just a few days after Fujimori stops talking). For your information, Fujimori will be trying to explain why he’s not guilty of kidnapping and murder.

This humble corner of cyberspace hasn’t covered the trial very much so far and quite frankly that’s not likely to change in the next couple of weeks. However Lillie over at Memory in Latin America has been doing sterling work on the whole issue in the English language all through the stages of the trial, so why not find out all you need/want to know from her?

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