The Supreme Court of Peru suspended the decision on the release of Keiko Fujimori, leader of the Fuerza Popular political party.
Keiko has been in pretrial detention for 36 months since October last 2018 while investigations on the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, continue.
“The president of the Permanent Criminal Chamber, Hugo Príncipe, said that ‘no resolution has been taken and that they should continue to deliberate until reaching a majority agreement to issue their ruling’”, you can read in Telesur.
If Fujimori is released she could resume her role as president of her party and also run as a presidential candidate. However, if she remains in prison, she can go to the Constitutional Court to present a Habeas Corpus, a procedure by which the determination of the legitimacy of the detention is requested.
“Keiko Fujimori has been under preventive detention since October of last year, in the women’s prison of Chorrillos, while she is being investigated for the Odebrecht case, for which she is accused of receiving funds for her election campaign in 2011”, Telesur explained.
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