WASHINGTON – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is reportedly planning to urge Japan to extradite former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori.
Carter will visit Japan this week. Peru has issued an international arrest warrant for Fujimori on corruption and murder charges.
The London-based Financial Times has reported in its U.S. edition that Carter was “expected to press Japan to extradite Fujimori” during his trip.
But the Carter Center in Atlanta refused to comment on the report when Kyodo News asked about it Tuesday.
Carter, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, begins a three-day visit to Japan on Thursday.
According to the newspaper, Carter told Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo by phone that he intends to bring up the Fujimori issue during his meeting with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
Fujimori, 65, has been living in Japan in self-imposed exile since November 2000.
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