Peru: Fujimori pardon not on government agenda, says Humala

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Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday that a pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori is not on his government’s agenda.

“On this issue,” Humala said, “ there is nothing in writing, therefore it is not on the government’s agenda at this time.”

Humala’s comments comes after sources close to Fujimori revealed that a formal request for pardon is in the works, and could be ready as early as this week, Peru21 reported.

Fujimori’s doctor, Congressman Alejandro Aguinaga said lawyers were already working on the pardon request.

“I’m hoping that [it will be presented]by Friday,” Aguinaga said.

Last week Keiko Fujimori said her father would ask for a humanitarian pardon.

“[…] It has been decided that in the next few days, the request for a humanitarian pardon for my father will be presented,” Fujimori said.

Kenji Fujimori – the former president’s son – said he thought the pardon would be granted.

"I do not think the president would give us false expectations,” Fujimori said. “It would be a political calculation.”

Fujimori is currently serving a twenty-five year sentence for his participation in human rights abuses, including the Barrios Altos massacre, and the killings of students at La Cantuta.
 

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday that a pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori was not on his government’s agenda.

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