Ex-Peruvian president Fujimori discharged from hospital

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 14:29 IST

Lima [Peru], Jan 5 (ANI): Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was discharged from the Centenario Clinic in the Peruvian capital, after being hospitalised, since his pardon on December 23.

According to Andina news agency, Fujimori left the clinic, located in Lima's Pueblo Libre district, in a wheelchair and was accompanied by his politician-son Kenji Fujimori.

The 79-year-old leader, who was admitted to the hospital on December 23, after suffering a severe drop in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm, underwent a series of health examinations.

Fujimori was earlier sentenced to 25 years in 2009, after he was convicted of corruption and human rights violation charges during his term from 1990 to 2000.

He was pardoned by the Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski due to the latter's frail health. Fujimori has heart-related ailments and is also diabetic.

The decision has triggered several outrageous protests across the country as the former president is seen as a deeply divisive figure and a corrupt dictator by the public in Peru. (ANI)