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Peruvian court approves prison release of ex-president Alberto Fujimori

Decision restores humanitarian pardon granted to Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder and corruption charges

Peru’s constitutional court has approved the release from prison of former president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder and corruption charges.

Judge Eloy Espinosa-Saldana confirmed the 4-3 ruling in remarks broadcast on local channel Canal N. It was unclear when Fujimori could leave prison or if new legal challenges could halt the decision.

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