Peru: Ex-President Fujimori sent back to prison

22:28 | Lima, Jan. 23.

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Wednesday night was returned to Barbadillo prison to serve out the remainder of his 25-year sentence.

The former Head of State (1990-2000) was discharged from Centenario Clinic in Lima's Pueblo Libre district, where he had been hospitalized since October last year.

The penitentiary center is located at National Police Special Operations Unit (Diroes) headquarters.

It should be noted Fujimori was held at this prison between 2007 and 2017. 

About Fujimori

After having fled to Japan and traveled to Chile —from where he was extradited to Peru— the Fujimori patriarch was sentenced for crimes against human rights and corruption committed during his term in office.

Fujimori is 80 years old.


Published: 1/23/2019