Fujimori discards 'humanitarian' pardon

09 September 2017

Congresswoman Karla Schaefer revealed on 6 September that Alberto Fujimori had confirmed to her that he was not open to the idea of being given a ‘humanitarian’ pardon by the president on the grounds of ill health. She made it clear that the jailed ex-president is only prepared to consider a full pardon, as he believes he is being held unjustly.

However, it is not legally possible for those convicted of crimes of the type for which Fujimori has been jailed to be considered for a pardon. The issue will clearly rumble on. 

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