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Fujimori pardon update

The formal process being made by ex-President and current jailbird Alberto Fujimori to request a pardon from President Ollanta Humala took an interesting turn today, as Fujimori’s lawyer handed in the request paperwork signed by Fujimori himself. It’s interesting because previously, Fujimori had refused to sign himself, leaving the job to family members and that’s because Fujimori, who has always protested his innocence of all charges, knew that by signing documents requesting a pardon he was making a de facto admission of his guilt. However, the Peru government came out with a line of how his signature was necesary for the case to move forward which caused Fujimori to back down this morning.
So now Ollanta has wrung an admission out of him, what we’ll now get is independent medical reports that will decide whether Fujimori is dying (as his camp claims) or not (as many assume). 

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