Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance: local TV

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Posted: Dec 23, 2017 6:45 PM

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a local hospital by ambulance to undergo treatment for abnormally low blood pressure, Fujimori's doctor Alejandro Aguinaga told local broadcaster RPP on Saturday.

Fujimori, 79, is serving a 25-year sentence for graft and human rights crimes. He is a deeply divisive figure in Peru. While many consider him a corrupt dictator, others credit him with ending an economic crisis and bloody leftist insurgency during his 1990-2000 term.

(Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Susan Thomas)