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Stories for December 25th 2017

  • Monday, December 25th 2017 - 18:14 UTC

    Ex president Fujimori granted a medical pardon; he was serving 25-year sentence

    Alberto Fujimori (1990 to 2000), is a polarizing figure in Peru. Some laud him for defeating the guerrilla movement, others loathe him for human rights violations

    The Peruvian president announced on Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the sanctioning of death squads. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski released a statement on Christmas Eve saying he decided to free Fujimori for “humanitarian reasons,” citing doctors who had determined the ex-leader suffers from incurable and degenerative problems.