(Vatican Radio) Imprisoned ex Leader of Peru Alberto Fujimori isn`t going to get a happy seventy eighth birthday, as his latest request for a Presidential pardon has been rejected.
Listen to the report by James Blears:
Outgoing President Ollanta Humala is refusing to pardon ex President Alberto Fujimori, who`s serving a twenty five year prison term, after being convicted of human rights violations.
He`d also denied a request for this in 2013.
This coming Thursday incoming President Pablo Kuczynski will be inaugurated. That day is also Fujimori`s seventy eighth birthday, and although the new President won`t help him to blow out the candles, he is offering a flicker and glimmer of hope, but suggesting it could be house arrest instead of behind bars in jail.
Fujimori`s daughter Keiko was the runner up in the June 5th Presidential Election.
The President is the only one who can grant pardons and clemency.
Some admire Alberto Fujimori`s Presidency which spanned the 1990`s, especially for the defeat of Maoist armed group Shining Path. While others insist that nothing can justify, human rights abuses.