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Peru: Former President Humala released from prison

ANDINA/Jhony Laurente

18:28 | Lima, Apr. 30.

Former President Ollanta Humala left Barbadillo prison facilities in Lima's Ate district on Monday at 6:15 PM (local time), nine months after being ordered to preventive detention.

Previously, his wife former First Lady Nadine Heredia departed Lima-based women's prison at 5:15 PM (local time). 

Days ago, the Constitutional Court overturned the order Humala and his wife had received in July 2017.

As is known, the couple are being investigated for allegedly having gotten illegal money from corruption-tainted Odebrecht to fund Humala's presidential campaign in 2011.

Within the framework of this investigation, Peruvian Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho issued an 18-month preventive detention order against the former presidential couple, which put them behind bars.

Last Thursday, Constitutional Court Head Ernesto Blume confirmed the ruling concerning the habeas corpus petition issued to secure Humala and Heredia's release to face trial out of prison. 

This way, the ruling revokes preventive detention warrant on the couple.

As is known, Ollanta Humala served as President between 2011 and 2016. He was succeeded by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned the presidency in March 2018. 

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Published: 4/30/2018
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