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秘鲁前总统藤森获准保外就医 Peru Fujimori granted a medical pardon

秘鲁总统库琴斯基批准秘鲁前威权领导人藤森保外就医。藤森因践踏人权和腐败被判刑25年。

库琴斯基的办公室星期天晚间在一份声明中说,赦免藤森是出于人道主义原因。美联社报道说,藤森寻求保外就医已有一年多的时间。

藤森1990年至2000年担任秘鲁总统。他在秘鲁仍然是一位有争议的人物。

一些秘鲁人因为他打击毛主义反政府武装而尊敬他,而他的批评者则认为他是一个腐败的独裁者。

2007年,藤森因受贿和滥用职权被判处六年徒刑。

2008年,他因在任期间践踏人权,包括批准行刑队执行谋杀,而被判刑25年。

藤森的女儿藤森惠子是一位知名的政治人物。她曾竞选总统但未获成功。她在推特上说,“这对我的家庭来说是伟大的一天。我的父亲终于自由了。这将是一个有希望和喜悦的圣诞节。”

Peru's president has granted a medical pardon to jailed former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption.

A statement from President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's office Sunday evening said the pardon was for "humanitarian reasons." AP reports Fujimori has been seeking a pardon for more than a year due to illness.

Fujimori served as president of Peru from 1990 to 2000. He remains a divisive figure in Peru.

He is admired by some Peruvians for combating Maoist rebels, whereas his critics consider him a corrupt dictator.

In 2007, Fujimori was sentenced to six years in jail for bribery and abuse of power.

In 2009, he was sentenced to another 25 years in prison for human rights abuses committed during his time in office, including authorizing killings carried out by death squads.

His daughter Keiko Fujimori is a prominent politician who ran a credible but unsuccessful race for president. On Twitter she called this "A great day for my family. Finally my father is free. This will be a Christmas of hope and joy."

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