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Pardon sought for former Peru president
Family of Alberto Fujimori, now serving 25 years, seeks reprieve as ex-leader's health deteriorates.
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2012 11:22

The family of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori has asked for a pardon for him on humanitarian grounds, due to his failing health.

Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for kidnapping, corruption and crimes against humanity.

Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

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