Ex-Peruvian President Fujimori Cheered After Early Prison Release

  • Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was released from prison this week after serving 15 years of a 25-year prison sentence.
  • The former, controversial president still has a strong following of support in the South American country. Upon his release, his car was surrounded by hundreds of fans who came to greet him as he exited Lima’s Barbadillo prison.
  • Fujimori was freed after the Peruvian constitutional court reinstated a presidential pardon that was issued six years ago to the former agricultural engineer turned politician.