Ailing ex-president Fujimori seeks pardon
Disgraced Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, has requested a pardon because of ill health. The 77-year-old has been in and out of the hospital in recent months for a series of health problems. “Alberto Fujimori has filed a pardon request with the justice ministry. It will be processed under due constitutional and legal terms,” council of ministers chief Pedro Cateriano said in a Twitter post. The reason for the request – his second – was not specified.