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Tag: Alberto Fujimori

  • Monday, May 13th 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Peru: New malignant tumor detected in Fujimori's tongue

    “It is my turn to fight a new battle,” Fujimori said in a video posted on X

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was found to have yet another malignant tongue tumor, it was reported in Lima during the weekend. The 85-year-old rightwing leader, who was released from jail on Dec. 7, 2023, has suffered from a cancerous lesion for more than 27 years and has undergone six surgeries in the same place.

  • Monday, April 29th 2024 - 20:43 UTC

    Fujimori to undergo medical procedure under anesthesia

    85-year-old Fujimori was seen walking through Lima in good spirits before being admitted to a clinic for a procedure

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been hospitalized in Lima to undergo surgery for a tongue ailment after being released from the Barbadillo prison in December last year following a Constitutional Court ruling that brought his 16-year stay at the facility to an end. Fujimori was seen walking through the streets of the country's capital in good spirits on the days before his admission at the Delgado Clinic.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Peru: Montesinos given 19-year sentence concurrent with time served

    By pleading guilty, Montesinos avoided a sentence that would have added more years to his prison term

    Former Peruvian strongman Vladimiro Montesinos was sentenced to 19 years in prison Wednesday for his involvement in a 1992 massacre under then-President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) who has been banned for 9 months from leaving the country.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    Former Peruvian strongman pleads guilty in 1992 massacre case

    Montesinos' legal team hopes the new sentence fits within the time already served by their client

    Vladimiro Montesinos, a former aide to disgraced Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), Monday agreed to plead guilty in the 1992 homicide, murder and forced disappearance Pativilca massacre, it was reported in Lima.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Visibly ill Fujimori released from Barbadillo prison

    Fujimori, 85, is said to be suffering from tongue cancer

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) was released from the Barbadillo prison in Lima Wednesday after long hours of red tape entanglements followed Tuesday's decision by the Constitutional Court to uphold the pardon he had been granted by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski back in 2017 which was later overturned by judiciary measures. Fujimori, 85, was serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Fujimori's release from jail imminent

    Fujimori, 85, would benefit from a humanitarian pardon

    Peru's Constitutional Court (TC) Tuesday issued a warrant for the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity, it was reported in Lima.

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Peru: Lower Court rules against releasing Fujimori

    PPK's pardon had already been annulled in 2018

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will remain incarcerated following Friday's ruling by a lower court in Ica declaring inadmissible a Constitutional Court decision allowing the reinstatement of the pardon once granted by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard (PPK) in 2017.

  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Peru: IACHR steps in to keep Fujimori in jail

    Will Fujimori be released?

    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) gave the Peruvian Government one week to explain the situation of former President Alberto Fujimori, who might be released from jail following a Constitutional Court ruling earlier this week, it was reported in Lima.

  • Saturday, June 17th 2023 - 09:44 UTC

    Peruvian paramilitary chiefs convicted of a murder in the 1990s

    Montesinos was then-President Fuhimori's Chief Intelligence Officer

    Former Peruvian National Intelligence Service (SIE) Chief Vladimiro Montesinos and Santiago Martin Rivas, leader of the paramilitary Colina Group created under then-President Alberto Fujimori, were sentenced Friday to 23 years in prison for the premeditated murder of Mariella Barreto, it was reported in Lima.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Toledo taken to Barbadillo prison in Lima

    Prosecutors are requesting Toledo, 77, be sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison

    Alejandro Toledo is already sharing the Barbadillo Prison facilities with fellow former Peruvian Presidents Alberto Fujimori and Pedro Castillo after his extradition from the United States was completed Sunday. He is to stand trial for allegedly receiving bribes worth US$ 35 million from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.