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Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

Sep 14, 2019 - 2:43 PM

Between his frequent hospital visits, Fujimori has been serving out a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Peru court orders Fujimori detention in graft probe

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Keiko Fujimori is accused of accepting $1.2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign

KEIKO FUJIMORI. In this file photo, Peruvian opposition party Fuerza Popular (Popular Force) leader Keiko Fujimori (R) and her husband Mark Vito leave after the hearing to decide whether or not she will be placed in preventive detention was postponed, in Lima on October 21, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Peru president vetoes law that could have freed ex-leader Fujimori

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Peru President Martin Vizcarra tells journalists that before such a law could be passed, it would need to be 'debated in depth to avoid' benefiting 'incarcerated people who are a danger to society'

MARTIN VIZCARRA. Image by Galería del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores from Wikipedia.

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The 43-year-old is arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011

ARRESTED. Handout picture distributed by Peruvian Judiciary showing Keiko Fujimori, opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, being escorted by police officers in a Judiciary office, in Lima, following her arrest on October 10, 2018, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. AFP PHOTO / PERUVIAN JUDICIARY-JUAN CARLOS VIVAS

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don't sentence me to death. I can give no more,' says Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. This file photo shows Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waving to supporters as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori's pardon, orders arrest

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The Supreme Court has 'issued the arrest and detention orders against former president Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment'

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing – official

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:05 AM

A Peruvian court orders former president Alberto Fujimori to stand trial for the 1992 killings of 6 farmers

EX-PRESIDENT. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Thousands call for Peru leader to step down over Fujimori pardon

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Relatives of those killed under Alberto Fujimori's rule – all dressed in black – lead the cortege for the rally in central Lima, under the watchful eye of police

PROTEST. Demonstrators march during a protest against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former President Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, on January 11, 2018. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Peru's ex-president Fujimori released after controversial pardon

Jan 05, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Fujimori is released after serving less than half of a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waves to supporters beside his son, Congressman Kenji Fujimori (R), as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. Photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

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'HEAL OUR LAND.' Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas returns to EDSA on November 5, 2017, for a Mass and procession against drug war killings. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

'Forgive me,' ex-Peru leader Fujimori says after pardon protests

Dec 26, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The 79-year-old has been serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights abuses committed during his time in office from 1990 to 2000

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Chief Dr. Leopoldo Vega upon his arrival at the SPMC to visit the families of the victims who died in the recent fire incident at the New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall Davao on December 25, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Clashes in Lima as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) 'Out, out PPK! Out, out PPK!' angry demonstrators chant in reference to the president, who had promised during his electoral campaign the previous year that he would not free Fujimori

INDIGNANT. Peruvians protest against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's humanitarian pardon to Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori in Lima. AFP photo

Peru's ailing ex-president Fujimori pardoned

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:02 PM

'The president of the republic... has decided to grant a humanitarian pardon to Mr Alberto Fujimori and 7 other people in similar condition,' the presidency says in a statement

PARDONED. This file picture taken on January 8, 2015 shows Peru's former President (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori waving upon arrival for the reading of the verdict on charges of embezzling state funds and using them to manipulate the media, at a police base in Lima. File photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Peru ex-president Fujimori's embezzlement sentence overturned

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The decision will not alter the 25 year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity

In this file photo, former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attends his trial in Lima, Peru, December 29, 2014. Paolo Aguilar/EPA

'Vote against Fujimori,' urges Peru third-place candidate

May 31, 2016 - 8:13 AM

Veronika Mendoza a leftist congresswoman warns Peru risks returning to the dark days of former president Alberto Fujimori who is serving a 25 year prison sentence for human rights abuses during his decade in office

Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Keiko Fujimori wave to the audience after a televised debate in the northern city of Piura, 970 kilometers north of Lima, on May 22, 2016. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Daughter of Peru's disgraced Fujimori leads presidential poll

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:02 AM

The lawmaker who is polling at 39 is well ahead of her closest rival Julio Guzman who has 20 of the vote

Keiko Fujimori greets her supporters at her arrival to the headquarters of the Special Electoral Jury in Lima, Peru, January 10, 2016. Ernesto Arias/EPA