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Peru has adopted a law allowing the ex-President not to return to prison – Russia news today

Peru has adopted a law allowing the ex-President not to return to prison

© 2018 AFP / Ernesto Benavides, Former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori. Archival photoPeru has adopted a law allowing the ex-President not to return to prison© 2018 AFP / Ernesto Benavides

The plenary of the Peruvian Congress on Thursday voted for a bill that gives the opportunity to ex-President Alberto Fujimori not to return to prison.

Last week, the Peruvian Supreme court overturned the pardon in respect of the 80-year-old Fujimori, sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and other crimes. He was then taken to hospital by ambulance. The pardon was granted to him at the end of 2017 former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

According to the portal Comercio, the law «About the humane punishment» voted 55 deputies, 30 were against and two abstained. The document suggests that in the case of applying this measure to the convicted person will be provided an electronic bracelet and must be in range within the province of permanent residence.

The law applies to convicted persons over 65 years of age who have a serious or chronic disease, confirmed by physicians. Prisoners older than 78 years old can also count on this as if you have already served a third of the sentence.

Fujimori was President of Peru from 1990 to 2000. During this time he managed to almost completely destroy the left Maoist group «shining path, Sendero» («shining path») for many years to keep the country in fear. The leader of the group, Abimael Guzman received a life prison term.

However, during the years of his reign, Fujimori, according to the findings of the court, appropriated at least $ 200 million. He also accused the orders of unjust killings during the war with the «senderista», bribes, illegal wiretapping and bribing journalists, politicians and businessmen.

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