Peru Ex-President Fujimori Sent Back to Prison to Finish Out Sentence


Alberto Fujimori returned to prison on Wednesday to finish the remaining 13 years of his 25-year sentence for human rights crimes in Peru. Fujimori has been in prison since 2009 for human rights crimes committed by death squads under his regime. He was pardoned for his health in 2017 by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, but the pardon was overturned in 2018 by Peruvian Supreme Court Judge Hugo Nunez.

Fujimori had checked himself into a hospital after his pardon and claimed that his health would not survive a return to prison, but a medical board discharged him from the hospital on Wednesday. The head of Peru’s Penitentiary Institute has stated that Fujimori will have access to a doctor during the day and round-the-clock access to nurses.

Fujimori has returned to the Diroes Prison where he had been serving out his sentence with a private suite and unlimited visitor privileges.

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