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Peru: Freed ex-president to face another trial

Feb 20, 2018, 6:14 AM EST
Peru’s former president Alberto Fujimori suffers from degenerative and incurable illness.

Peru’s former president Alberto Fujimori, who was granted “humanitarian pardon” just over a month ago, has been ordered to stand trial in a separate case related to the killings of six farmers in 1992.

The National Criminal Court ruled that the controversial pardon granted to the leader by current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski does not apply to the murder of peasants, writes Deutsche Welle.

Fujimori, 79, had been serving 25 years for human rights abuse and corruption, has low blood pressure and suffers from a progressive, degenerative and incurable illness, notes the BBC.