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Baruch Ivcher is an Israeli-born business tycoon who lives in Peru.Ivcher was a majority shareholder of the Peruvian television station Frecuencia Latina. President Alberto Fujimori ordered Ivcher stripped of his Peruvian citizenship when the station's investigative program Contrapunto exposed government corruption.

Ivcher acquired Peruvian nationality in keeping with a law in force at the time according to which aliens were not permitted to own a radio or television channel in Peru. In 1996, Ivcher's television station, Canal 2, began airing investigative reports accusing Vladimiro Montesinos, head of Peru's national intelligence service, of links to death squads and drug traffickers. After attempts to bribe Ivcher and pay him $19 million to allow government monitoring of the program, Ivcher's citizenship was revoked and he was forced into exile.

In July 1997, the case was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which called on the Peruvian government to cease harassing Ivcher and violating his freedom of expression, reinstate him as president and director of Canal 2, and indemnify him for the false accusations against him.

Related websites

Derechos HR - Report: The Ivcher Affair

Pulso: Current Issue: The Fujimori Gag: the Ivcher-Channel 2 Case

Productos Paraiso del Peru S.A.C

Baruch Ivcher Bronstein v. Peru, Case 11.762, Report N 20/98

The Cost of Corruption - American RadioWorks

International Law In Brief: Nov. 1-5, 1999

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