Peru: Constitutional Court annuls Keiko Fujimori preventive detention

14:12 | Lima, Nov. 25.

The Constitutional Court (TC) —by majority— on Monday decided to declare well-founded the habeas corpus submitted by Keiko Fujimori's relatives to annul the preventive detention imposed on her, the local media has reported.

The presentation on the habeas corpus in favor of Fuerza Popular party leader's freedom was in charge of TC Chairman Ernesto Blume.

TC members Ernesto Blume, Jose Luis Sardon, Augusto Ferrero Costa, and Carlos Ramos voted in favor of the habeas corpus. For their part, Eloy Espinosa-Saldaña, Manuel Miranda, and Marianella Ledesma voted against the petition.

This appeal was filed last July by Sachi Fujimori —sister of the former presidential candidate— with the purpose of annulling the preventive detention order.

In the habeas corpus, the relative sued the Second Criminal Court of National Appeals Chair Cesar Sahuanay, who ratified —in second instance— the preventive detention order against the former Congresswoman.

44-year-old Fujimori is expected to leave the penitentiary center this week.

Preventive detention

Back then, the Judicial Branch declared well-founded the request made by the Prosecutor's Office to imprison Fujimori because of the danger of obstruction of justice that implied keeping her free.


Published: 11/25/2019
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