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Peru: Scuffles outside court after opposition leader Keiko Fujimori's appeal postponed03:32

Peru: Scuffles outside court after opposition leader Keiko Fujimori's appeal postponed

Peru, Lima
August 9, 2019 at 22:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scuffles broke out between opponents and supporters of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori in front of the Supreme Court in Lima on Friday, amid judges' chose to postpone an appeal to free Fujimori.

Police officers intervened to stop brawls between protesters.

Judge Hugo Principe Trujillo announced that there was "discord" between the judges, as two of them are in favour of rejecting the appeal, while three others want to reduce the preventive detention term from 36 to 18 months.

According to reports, as four votes are required in order to reach a decision, a sixth ruling judge will be convened.

Keiko Fujimori's husband, Mark Vito, reacted on the decision to postpone the appeal as he was leaving the Supreme Court building. "For me the most painful thing is the arrival home and telling my daughters that today her mother will not arrive to give them that big hug," he told reporters.

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, is serving preventive detention since her arrest in October 2018 in a corruption case.

Peru: Scuffles outside court after opposition leader Keiko Fujimori's appeal postponed03:32
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Scuffles broke out between opponents and supporters of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori in front of the Supreme Court in Lima on Friday, amid judges' chose to postpone an appeal to free Fujimori.

Police officers intervened to stop brawls between protesters.

Judge Hugo Principe Trujillo announced that there was "discord" between the judges, as two of them are in favour of rejecting the appeal, while three others want to reduce the preventive detention term from 36 to 18 months.

According to reports, as four votes are required in order to reach a decision, a sixth ruling judge will be convened.

Keiko Fujimori's husband, Mark Vito, reacted on the decision to postpone the appeal as he was leaving the Supreme Court building. "For me the most painful thing is the arrival home and telling my daughters that today her mother will not arrive to give them that big hug," he told reporters.

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, is serving preventive detention since her arrest in October 2018 in a corruption case.

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