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Peru: Fresh protests against ex-president Fujimori's pardon hit Lima03:33

Peru: Fresh protests against ex-president Fujimori's pardon hit Lima

Peru, Lima
January 12, 2018 at 09:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Fresh demonstrations against the pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori hit Lima on Thursday.Students, human rights activists and members of the women's movement marched through the capital escorted by a heavy police presence.The decision of President Pablo Pedro Kuczynski to pardon the former leader on grounds of ill health has been roundly condemned. Fujimori was serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption and humans rights violations committed during his decade 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 the pardon was part of a deal with opposition parties to avoid his own impeachment.

Peru: Fresh protests against ex-president Fujimori's pardon hit Lima03:33
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Fresh demonstrations against the pardon of former President Alberto Fujimori hit Lima on Thursday.Students, human rights activists and members of the women's movement marched through the capital escorted by a heavy police presence.The decision of President Pablo Pedro Kuczynski to pardon the former leader on grounds of ill health has been roundly condemned. Fujimori was serving a 25-year prison sentence for corruption and humans rights violations committed during his decade 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 the pardon was part of a deal with opposition parties to avoid his own impeachment.

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