Peru leader to consult doctors on Fujimori ‘medical pardon’

The 78-year-old ex-president is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and sanctioning death squads

By: AP | Lima | Updated: July 8, 2017 9:28 am
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Peru’s President says a group of doctors will help him determine whether a “medical pardon” should be given to end the imprisonment of ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for abuses committed during his 1990-2000 administration. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made the comment during an interview with local broadcaster Radioprogramas as thousands of Peruvians were in the streets Friday night to protest against the idea of releasing Fujimori.

The 78-year-old ex-president is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and sanctioning death squads. Fujimori filed a request for a pardon a year ago, citing his deteriorating health. Kuczynski says he will make a decision by the end of the year. But he stresses that any “medical pardon” would not be a pardon for Fujimori’s crimes.

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