Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) was discharged after overcoming a heart condition that two weeks ago forced him to be hospitalized urgently in a Lima clinic, although he will continue to be treated for pulmonary fibrosis that also affects him, reported this Monday her eldest daughter, Keiko.
The leader of the opposition party Popular Force said, in a message on Twitter, that her father will continue to treat his ailments in the prison of the Lima police station where he is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity.
“My father was discharged today at the Centenario Clinic to continue his treatment at the Barbadillo prison. On the day he was taken to the El Golf Clinic for analysis of the progress of his pulmonary fibrosis,” he said.RELATED
Keiko added that her father “will remain under strict medical observation of his two main ailments: fibrosis and atrial fibrillation.”
“I appreciate, on behalf of my brothers, your concern and we ask for your prayers for his speedy recovery,” he concluded.
The 83-year-old ex-governor was transferred on March 3 to a social security hospital near his prison and then to a private clinic after presenting with atrial fibrillation, a heart disease that has afflicted him for some time.
After this emergency care, Keiko Fujimori declared that if her father had not been stabilized first at the Ate district hospital, in eastern Lima, he would not have been able to reach the private clinic where he was admitted to the intermediate care unit.
Shortly after his internment in the medical center, the Prime Minister of Peru, Aníbal Torres, announced that the government of President Pedro Castillo was going to evaluate an eventual transfer of the former president to a common prison when “he is healed” of his ailments.
Referring to Fujimori’s state of health, Torres commented that “all the sick who are in prison are duly cared for” and remarked that his relatives have “the right” to transfer him to a medical center for his care.
Last February, Torres criticized the fact that Fujimori had returned to a “golden prison” in the Lima police prison after spending several months in the clinic due to pulmonary fibrosis.
Torres, who at that time was Minister of Justice, dismissed the then head of the penitentiary institute, after assuring that she did not inform him of the former president’s return to that prison.
Fujimori is the only prisoner in a prison built specifically for him within the Ate district police base, where he must remain until 2033, when he will be 95 years old.
There, since 2009, he has been serving a 25-year prison sentence as the direct perpetrator (with command of the act) of the massacres of Barrios Altos and La Cantuta, committed in 1992 and 1993, respectively, by the undercover military group Colina, as well as by two kidnappings after the coup that took place in 1992.
At the end of last February, the Constitutional Court privately evaluated a habeas corpus action filed by Fujimori’s defense to annul a judicial decision that annulled the pardon granted to him in December 2017 by then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016 -2018).
In this regard, the TC left its decision on the issue “up for vote”, but has not yet reported the term in which it will issue a resolution.
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