Sunday, 24 December 2017

Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori taken from jail to hospital

Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a hospital because of low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.

His doctor was quoted by local media as saying cardiologists had advised the 79-year-old needed urgent treatment.

Fujimori - who was in power from 1990 to 2000 - is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.

He is admired by some Peruvians for combating Maoist rebels. His critics consider him a corrupt dictator.

BBC        News.