Peru's imprisoned former president requests pardon

Imprisoned former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori has requested a pardon from current President Ollanta Humala, whose term in office is coming to an end.

The request from Fujimori, 77, will be reviewed under applicable law, the Peruvian Ministry of Justice said Saturday on Twitter.

Fujimori has been in prison in Lima for 10 years serving a 25-year sentence for serious human rights violations among tother things during his term in office from 1990-2000.

Humala in 2013 rejected a petition for Fujimori to be pardoned.

Fujimori's daughter Keiko, 41, narrowly lost the presidential election in June. Winning candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is due on Thursday to assume the presidency in the South American country.

Last update: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 14:38
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