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Friday June 7, 2013

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

Photo: Former Peru Pres. Fujimori Denied Pardon

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Peruvian President Ollanta Humala denied Friday a humanitarian pardon for former head of state Alberto Fujimori on the recommendation of the panel that reviews such requests, the justice minister told a press conference.

“Today the president of the republic at 10:00 a.m. has taken the decision to accept the recommendation of the Presidential Clemency Commission, which does not recommend the granting of a pardon,” Daniel Figallo said.

Fujimori is serving a 25-year prison sentence for his responsibility in 25 murders and 200 kidnappings during his 1990-2000 government, as well for crimes of corruption.

Fujimori is serving a 25-year prison sentence for his responsibility in 25 murders and 200 kidnappings during his 1990-2000 government, as well for crimes of corruption.

Last October, Fujimori’s four grown children entered a plea for a humanitarian pardon for their father on grounds that he was a high-risk cancer patient and that being in jail endangered his health.

Figallo told reporters that Fujimori does not have a terminal, incurable and degenerative illness, nor “serious, insurmountable and incurable mental disorders.”

“The appeal is not in line with the facts nor with the conditions for a humanitarian pardon,” he said.

The minister said the case had been handled with reserve, but due to the public interest it had aroused he decided to make this statement, though he declined to answer reporters’ questions.

Figallo recalled that Fujimori had been convicted “for the crimes of premeditated murder, serious injuries and aggravated kidnapping.”

“This combination of charges does not permit the president to have sufficient power to rescind the convictions,” he said. EFE