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Peru: Judiciary reviews preventive detention request for Keiko Fujimori

13:04 | Lima, Oct. 24.

Peru's First Preparatory Investigation Court Head Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho presides over the hearing to assess the prosecutor's 36-month preventive detention request against opposition leader and former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori over money laundering charges.

Likewise, the judge will review the preventive detention requests for other 10 people —including former Ministers Jaime Yoshiyama and Augusto Bedoya, as well as Fuerza Popular party advisors Ana Herz and Pier Figari— who have been accused of the same crime. 

The hearing takes place at Lima-based National Criminal Court. 

About the case 

On October 10, Judge Concepcion Carhuancho approved the prosecutors' request to arrest Fujimori and placed her under preliminary detention for 10 days

The Judicial Branch also ordered detention for other 19 people, including Jaime Yoshiyama.

However, on October 17, the appeals court revoked the order passed by Judge Concepcion Carhuancho, thus releasing Fujimori

As is known, Keiko Fujimori and Fuerza Popular are being investigated for allegedly laundering campaign contributions for the 2011 and 2016 presidential elections.

43-year-old Fujimori is the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who ruled the country between 1990 and 2000.

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


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Published: 10/24/2018
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