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Peru’s ex-President Fujimori released from prison after 16 years

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori leaves prison after being released following the restoration of a contentious 2017 pardon on humanitarian grounds, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on 6th December, 2023

Lima, PeruReuters Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year prison term for human rights abuses during his decade-long rule in the 1990s, was released on Wednesday evening after a court restored a contentious 2017 pardon. The country’s highest court on Tuesday ruled in favour of an appeal to restore the pardon for […]

Peru courts block ex-President Fujimori’s pardon, green light trial of daughter

A follower of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori holding a placard stands outside a prison, after a top court reinstated the pardon of Fujimori, in Lima, Peru, on 29th November, 2023

Lima, PeruReuters Ex-President Alberto Fujimori and his family were dealt consecutive blows on Friday, after courts blocked the imprisoned former leader’s pardon while mandating that his daughter and political heir, Keiko Fujimori, face trial for alleged money laundering. Friday’s decision marked the third such time the controversial former leader’s pardon from prison has been blocked. […]

Peru’s Toledo returns home to join two other former heads of state in jail

Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo walks with others after his arrival at the airport following his extradition to Peru, in Callao, Peru, on 23rd April, 2023.

Lima, PeruReuters Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo returned on Sunday to Peru from the United States, becoming the third head of state to be imprisoned as the South American country seeks to shake off years of corruption by its rulers. Toledo, 77, has been ordered to serve a pre-trial detention of 18 months inside a […]