Ex-Peru President Fujimori hospitalized

AP News
Posted: Jun 09, 2011 9:17 PM
Ex-Peru President Fujimori hospitalized

The imprisoned ex-president of Peru is being treated in a hospital after suffering a setback in his health.

The 71-year-old Alberto Fujimori was taken to a government hospital Thursday and is expected to stay for at least three days. He underwent his fourth operation in January for lesions in his tongue.

Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for his role in the murders of 25 people and the kidnappings of two others during his 1990-2000 presidency.

His daughter, Keiko Fujimori, lost a presidential runoff election Sunday in which the former president's release was a central issue. The winner, Ollanta Humala, has suggested he would consider pardoning the elder Fujimori for health problems.