Peru's jailed Fujimori asks Humala for pardon

By REUTERS
October 10, 2012 23:32

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

LIMA - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, in prison for human rights crimes and suffering from oral cancer, has asked President Ollanta Humala for a humanitarian pardon, his children said on Wednesday.

A pardon, which may only be granted after a series of medical reviews, could realign voting blocs in Congress, alter the field of candidates in the 2016 presidential election and prompt others jailed for political violence to demand their freedom.

"We're making this request for a humanitarian pardon based on medical reasons," the jailed leader's oldest daughter, Keiko Fujimori, a lawmaker who ran against Humala for the presidency in 2011, told reporters.

"We note all of his illnesses and the five operations and surgeries that my father has had on his tongue," she said upon filing documents with the Justice Ministry.

A pardon might allow Humala to gain support in Congress from Fujimori's right-wing party and solidify a working majority for the ruling Gana Peru party, which has suffered defections from left-wing lawmakers frustrated by Humala's conservative drift.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Ukraine, Iran and human rights on agenda for talks with Putin - Merkel

By REUTERS