Fujimori's daughter to seek Peru leader's pardon

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Posted: Sep 28, 2012 2:57 PM
Fujimori's daughter to seek Peru leader's pardon

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori says she plans to seek his pardon for humanitarian reasons due to what he calls his deteriorating health.

The 74-year-old Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity related to death-squad killings during his corruption-ridden 1990s rule.

Keiko Fujimori made the announcement Friday after visiting her father at a hospital. He was operated on in August for the fifth time for a pre-cancerous lesion on his tongue and the wound has had trouble healing.

President Ollanta Humala said earlier this week that he hoped any request for a pardon would not be politically motivated.

Humala defeated Keiko Fujimori in June 2011 elections.