Peru court orders Keiko Fujimori release
Lima, Peru | AFP | Thursday 10/18/2018 - 08:27 UTC+5 | 170 words
The court “provides for the immediate release of the detained suspects” in the case, including the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, said chief magistrate Octavio Sahuanay.
The 43-year-old Keiko Fujimori, the leader of Popular Force, the biggest party in Congress, was arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011.
Prosecutors have since June been investigating allegations that three former presidents took bribes disguised as campaign funds from Odebrecht, which is at the center of political scandals across Latin America.
Up to her arrest, Fujimori had not been directly under investigation, as most of the prosecutors’ attention was on two of her senior 2011 campaign aides.
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