• PERU PRESIDENT DENIES FUJIMORI PARDON

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    LIMA: Peru’s president on Friday denied a request to pardon former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses committed during a 1990s war against leftist guerrillas. President Ollanta Humala—who as a young army major led an abortive coup against Fujimori in 2000—accepted a special committee’s recommendation against granting the aging former leader a pardon on humanitarian grounds. “Having examined the concept of what is repentance, especially for corruption and human rights crimes, I have come to the conclusion that I will not grant a pardon,” Humala said at a press conference.

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