Peru's top court restores pardon for ex-President Fujimori
Saturday, March 19, 2022
On Thursday, Peru's restored a 2017 pardon on humanitarian grounds for former President , convicted of murder and corruption.
Fujimori was scheduled to be released in 2032 if he served his full 25-year sentence, but was pardoned in 2017 by former Presidentbecause the now 83-year-old was suffering from a heart condition. The pardon was overturned in 2018 and he was returned to prison before being reinstated on Thursday. Lawyer Cesar Nakazaki said he expects the release to take place on Monday or Tuesday following some procedural matters.
Supporters of Fujimori rallied outside the prison, while others in Twitter: "the international justice bodies to which Peru is attached must safeguard the effective exercise of justice for the people."protested the court's decision. Current President wrote on
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