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World Peru's top court orders release of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

23:45  25 november  2019
23:45  25 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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A Peruvian appeals court orders the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori , who has been detained for a week after being accused by prosecutors of

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Keiko Fujimori looking at the camera: Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori and leader of the opposition in Peru attends court as part of an investigation into money laundering, in Lima © Reuters/MARIANA BAZO Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori and leader of the opposition in Peru attends court as part of an investigation into money laundering, in Lima

Peru's Constitutional Tribunal on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, jailed last year for alleged money laundering and receiving illegal contributions from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Fujimori, who denies the accusations, has been in prison since October last year pending trial over money laundering.

She is the daughter of the country's authoritarian ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who is also currently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes and graft.

The decision comes as the country prepares to hold legislative elections on Jan. 26 after President Martín Vizcarra dissolved Congress amid a battle with lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign. Keiko Fujimori's Popular Force party had held a majority in Congress before its dissolution.

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