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Peru annuls Fujimori 'humanitarian' pardon, orders capture Peru annuls Fujimori 'humanitarian' pardon, orders capture
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Ex-president to serve out remainder of 25-year sentence Ex-president to serve out remainder of 25-year sentence
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<p class="v2-processed">A Peruvian court annulled ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s pardon and ordered the 80-year old’s immediate arrest, the country's Supreme Court <a href="https://twitter.com/Poder_Judicial_/status/1047528204494417920">reported via Twitter</a> on Wednesday, 3 October.</p>  <p class="v2-processed"><strong>A Peruvian court annulled ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s pardon and ordered the 80-year old’s immediate arrest, the country's Supreme Court <a href="https://twitter.com/Poder_Judicial_/status/1047528204494417920">reported via Twitter</a> on Wednesday, 3 October.</strong></p>
<p class="v2-processed">“The judge issued the arrest and detention orders against former President Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment,” said <a href="https://twitter.com/Poder_Judicial_/status/1047529513251479553">the state judiciary in a statement</a>.</p> <p class="v2-processed">“The judge issued the arrest and detention orders against former President Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment,” said <a href="https://twitter.com/Poder_Judicial_/status/1047529513251479553">the state judiciary in a statement</a>.</p>
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<p class="v2-processed">According to local newspaper <a href="https://elcomercio.pe/politica/alberto-fujimori-corte-suprema-anulo-indulto-otorgado-ex-presidente-noticia-564011"><em>El Comercio</em> (in Spanish)</a>, Fujimori was pardoned by presidential decree on 'humanitarian' grounds due to 'ill health' last December, after serving 12 years into a 25-year jail sentence over his ordering of two massacres — in the Lima neighbourhoods of Barrios Altos (1991) and La Cantuta (1992) — by death squads.</p> <p class="v2-processed">According to local newspaper <a href="https://elcomercio.pe/politica/alberto-fujimori-corte-suprema-anulo-indulto-otorgado-ex-presidente-noticia-564011"><em>El Comercio</em> (in Spanish)</a>, Fujimori was pardoned by presidential decree on 'humanitarian' grounds due to 'ill health' last December, after serving 12 years into a 25-year jail sentence over his ordering of two massacres — in the Lima neighbourhoods of Barrios Altos (1991) and La Cantuta (1992) — by death squads.</p>
<p class="v2-processed">The pardon — issued by then-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski before he was himself brought down by a corruption scandal over vote buying — triggered a wave of protests by human rights organisations and by victims of Fujimori’s crackdown (<em><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45738821">BBC</a></em>).</p> <p class="v2-processed">The pardon — issued by then-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski before he was himself brought down by a corruption scandal over vote buying — triggered a wave of protests by human rights organisations and by victims of Fujimori’s crackdown (<em><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45738821">BBC</a></em>).</p>
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Early in August this year, the former leader said his liberation was <a href="https://elcomercio.pe/politica/alberto-fujimori-dice-indulto-sustentado-medicamente-noticia-nndc-549433" target="_blank" rel="noopener">“clinically sustained”</a>. Early in August this year, the former leader said his liberation was <a href="https://elcomercio.pe/politica/alberto-fujimori-dice-indulto-sustentado-medicamente-noticia-nndc-549433" target="_blank" rel="noopener">“clinically sustained”</a>.
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