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Peru: Ex-President Ollanta Humala leaves prison after 10-month detention01:43

Peru: Ex-President Ollanta Humala leaves prison after 10-month detention

Peru, Lima
May 1, 2018 at 04:02 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala was seen leaving the detention centre in Lima on Monday, after the high court ruled that he and his wife could not be detained any longer in preparation for a case regarding money laundering.

A crowd of supporters and journalists greeted the former Peruvian President while leaving the prison.

Santiago Gastanaudi, Former Congressman of Ollanta’s Peruvian Nationalist Party, expressed his satisfaction over the early release in what was "a hard fight that has lasted almost 10 months, but in the end, justice proved us right."

Ollanta Humala’s wife Nadine Heredia was released earlier on Monday.

Humala and his wife were being held on charges for undeclared funds, allegedly having taken money from late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his presidential bid in 2006, as well as $3 million (€2.48 million) from the head of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for his 2011 presidential campaign.

The high court deemed that the previous 18-month detention order was vacant and ordered the couple's release.

El exmandatario peruano Ollanta Humala fue liberado este lunes junto a su esposa Nadine Heredia tras nueve meses de prisión en cumplimiento de una sentencia del Tribunal Constitucional dictada el jueves pasado.

Tras abandonar la prisión, Humala saludó a varios de sus seguidores que le esperaban a la salida.

«Lo que no te mata te hace más fuerte”, dijo Humala expresando su satisfacción por la liberación. “Fue una dura batalla que duró casi 10 meses, pero al final, la justicia nos dio la razón", agregó.

La pareja está investigada por los delitos de lavado de activos debido a que la expareja presidencial recibió presuntamente 3 millones de dólares de la constructora Odebrecht para la campaña electoral de 2011. Ollanta Humala es el primer exmandatario de Perú preso por el caso Odebrecht. Los esposos Humala han negado siempre los cargos en su contra.

La semana pasada, el Tribunal revocó por mayoría la prisión preventiva por 18 meses contra la pareja.

Peru: Ex-President Ollanta Humala leaves prison after 10-month detention01:43
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Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala was seen leaving the detention centre in Lima on Monday, after the high court ruled that he and his wife could not be detained any longer in preparation for a case regarding money laundering.

A crowd of supporters and journalists greeted the former Peruvian President while leaving the prison.

Santiago Gastanaudi, Former Congressman of Ollanta’s Peruvian Nationalist Party, expressed his satisfaction over the early release in what was "a hard fight that has lasted almost 10 months, but in the end, justice proved us right."

Ollanta Humala’s wife Nadine Heredia was released earlier on Monday.

Humala and his wife were being held on charges for undeclared funds, allegedly having taken money from late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his presidential bid in 2006, as well as $3 million (€2.48 million) from the head of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for his 2011 presidential campaign.

The high court deemed that the previous 18-month detention order was vacant and ordered the couple's release.

El exmandatario peruano Ollanta Humala fue liberado este lunes junto a su esposa Nadine Heredia tras nueve meses de prisión en cumplimiento de una sentencia del Tribunal Constitucional dictada el jueves pasado.

Tras abandonar la prisión, Humala saludó a varios de sus seguidores que le esperaban a la salida.

«Lo que no te mata te hace más fuerte”, dijo Humala expresando su satisfacción por la liberación. “Fue una dura batalla que duró casi 10 meses, pero al final, la justicia nos dio la razón", agregó.

La pareja está investigada por los delitos de lavado de activos debido a que la expareja presidencial recibió presuntamente 3 millones de dólares de la constructora Odebrecht para la campaña electoral de 2011. Ollanta Humala es el primer exmandatario de Perú preso por el caso Odebrecht. Los esposos Humala han negado siempre los cargos en su contra.

La semana pasada, el Tribunal revocó por mayoría la prisión preventiva por 18 meses contra la pareja.

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