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22 September 2006

Associated Press

CALLAO, Peru — Peru's former spymaster was sentenced to 20 years in prison for engineering a deal that sent 10,000 assault rifles to Colombian guerrillas, the harshest verdict yet against the powerbroker behind ex-president Alberto Fujimori's autocratic rule. Vladimiro Montesinos, 61, appeared impassive as a tribunal of judges on Thursday declared him guilty, closing a nearly three-year trial that has heard testimony resembling a spy thriller with gun buys in Jordan... (

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