The Peruvian Supreme Court cut the pre-trial detention of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, which guarantees her release in April 2020. The 44-year-old politician was ordered held for three years last October in a corruption case related to Odebrecht.
Fujimoriâs lawyer said a couple of minutes after the Supreme Courtâs decision that she had petitioned for an immediate release.
Her lawyers said she would appeal the Supreme Court ruling to Peruâs Constitutional Court.
Keiko, who is currently detained at a womenâs prison south of Lima, is the eldest daughter of disgraced former dictator Alberto Fujimori.
She is accused of accepting almost $2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilâs construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign.
During an interview with NTN24âs program Club de Prensa on Friday morning, political analyst Alberto Tarre explained that the Thursdayâs decision by the Supreme Court gives her plenty of time to campaign for presidential elections in two years.
On Twitter, Peruvian users are polarized on this situation, with many praising Fujimori and already calling her âMadame President,â and others who claimed a corrupt politician shouldnât have the right to be a presidential candidate.
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