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Peru: Fresh clashes as protests against Fujimori pardon continue03:20

Peru: Fresh clashes as protests against Fujimori pardon continue

Peru, Lima
December 29, 2017 at 06:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with police in central Lima on Thursday, as demonstrations against the pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori raged on in the capital.Anti-riot police released tear gas to disperse the crowds and hit out at some of the protesters. Several arrests were made.Students, human rights campaigners and activists from various social movements have roundly condemned the decision of President Pablo Pedro Kuczynski to pardon the former leader on grounds of ill health.Fujimori was serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption and humans rights violations committed during his period in office from 1990 to 2000. The ex-leader was rushed to hospital from his jail cell due to heart complications on December 24.Kuczynski has denied that the pardon is part of a deal with opposition parties to avoid his own impeachment.The pardon of Fujimori has sparked a wave of resignations from within the Peruvian government.

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Protesters clashed with police in central Lima on Thursday, as demonstrations against the pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori raged on in the capital.Anti-riot police released tear gas to disperse the crowds and hit out at some of the protesters. Several arrests were made.Students, human rights campaigners and activists from various social movements have roundly condemned the decision of President Pablo Pedro Kuczynski to pardon the former leader on grounds of ill health.Fujimori was serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption and humans rights violations committed during his period in office from 1990 to 2000. The ex-leader was rushed to hospital from his jail cell due to heart complications on December 24.Kuczynski has denied that the pardon is part of a deal with opposition parties to avoid his own impeachment.The pardon of Fujimori has sparked a wave of resignations from within the Peruvian government.

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