Amnesty 79-year-old former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and human rights violations, led to mass protests in Peru. This is the BBC.
In the video, where amnestied on condition Fujimori is in a hospital bed, he asked forgiveness of all who “failed.” “I understand that I failed in the other, those who have I apologize with all my heart,” he said.
Fujimori, who ruled the country in 1990-2000 year, was forced to flee from her in the fall of 2000 after the start of the uprising against his government. For several years he was hiding in Japan, and then was extradited to Peru. In 2007, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for corruption and abuse of power. Two years later he was also sentenced to 25 years in prison for permission to “death squads” to commit murder.
Alberto Fujimori (photo – EPA)
Fujimori was pardoned by the current President of Peru Pedro Paulo Kuczynski on December 25. According to the official report, doctors found that Fujimori suffers from an incurable disease. “I am convinced that those of us who consider themselves Democrats, can’t allow Alberto Fujimori to die in prison. Justice is not revenge. My solution is particularly complex and difficult, but it’s my decision,” said Kuczynski.
At the same time, opponents of Fujimori protest in the streets, and I think that Amnesty was the result of the deal President the end with the party of Fujimori’s daughter, Keiko Fujimori.
On 21 December, the Peruvian Congress held a vote on impeachment Kuczynski, who is accused of corruption during his tenure as Minister of Finance and Prime Minister and involvement in the case of Odebrecht, a Brazilian company, paid bribes to dozens of Latin American politicians for lucrative contracts. Two companies linked to the end, Odebrecht from 2004 to 2012 paid 4.8 million dollars, including $ 782 thousand in 2004-2006, when Kuczynski was Minister of Finance of Peru. For impeachment, the Parliament had to give 87 of 130 votes, but supported the procedure only 79 deputies.
Pedro Paulo Kuczynski (photo – EPA)
The initiator of the impeachment was the party of Keiko Fujimori of the people’s power, controlling 71 of the 130 seats. But at the last moment some of its members, including the brother Keiko – Kenji, voted against impeachment. One of the leaders of the opposition Veronica Mendoza blamed the end in the deal with the Fujimori clan and called it a betrayal.