Peruvian opposition leader must be put in jail again

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The Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori has to go back into jail. It is a custody for a maximum of 15 months.

Fujimori (44) is accused of corruption. The Public Prosecution Service is investigating it has adopted bribes from a Brazilian multinational.

She had been in custody for a year, but was released in November because the OM did not come with an official indictment. The prosecutors appealed against that decision.

“Political condemnation”

Fujimori insists on being innocent. In a video that was published on her Facebook page yesterday, she says “to give political effect to this political conviction”. She says she wants to use all her strength for this: “This is not justice.”

Fujimori’s party Fuerza Popular lost dozens of seats in the last election. Keiko Fujimori is the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori. He is serving 25 years in prison for corruption and human rights violations.

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