Fujimori’s embezzlement sentence overturned
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.