Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000)
salutes his support when he left the clinic Centanario in Lima on
January 4, 2018, where he had been hospitalized for 12
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, convicted of
crimes against humanity, was released Thursday night from the
Lima clinic where he was transferred, after being pardoned by
the current head of state Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, triggering a
political crisis, AFP noted.
Escorted by police and bodyguards, the 79-year-old former
strongman of Peru (1990-2000) left the facility at 21:40 local
time (02:40 GMT) in a wheelchair through the main door.
He briefly greeted his supporters and the journalists massed
in front of the grid before rushing into a powerful black 4×4
with tinted windows in the company of his youngest son, Kenji,
major figure of Peruvian politics and considered as one of his
When the vehicle split the crowd, some people shouted „We
love you! We love you!“
Alberto Fujimori, an engineer of Japanese origin who ruled
Peru with an iron fist, has not stopped since to divide: for
some, he is the man who successfully fought the Maoist guerilla
Shining Path and doped the economic boom of the country.
Others remember his authoritarian methods, which led him
behind bars for committing two massacres perpetrated by a death
squad in 1991-1992.
Sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity
and corruption, he has served 12 and has been pardoned by the
current head of state, causing a major crisis in the country,
punctuated by demonstrations of families of victims and
resignations in the government of „PPK“, the nickname Pedro