Fu­ji­mori’s em­bez­zle­ment sen­tence over­turned

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Peru’s supreme court has over­turned an em­bez­zle­ment sen­tence against for­mer pres­i­dent Al­berto Fu­ji­mori, although the de­ci­sion will not al­ter the 25-year prison term he is serv­ing for crimes against hu­man­ity. The dis­graced for­mer leader was sen­tenced in Jan­uary 2015 to eight years in prison for di­vert­ing some 122 mil­lion soles (US$40 mil­lion) in state funds to help ma­nip­u­late the me­dia. The 78-yearold for­mer pres­i­dent has de­nied the em­bez­zle­ment charges. Mr Fu­ji­mori has been in jail since 2007 on a 25-year sen­tence over the killing of 25 peo­ple by a gov­ern­ment-backed death squad in Peru’s war against the Maoist Shin­ing Path rebel group.

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