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Peru's President Pardons Ex-leader Fujimori

Peru's former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori has been freed from prison.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned the 79-year-old former leader on Sunday, citing Fujimori's deteriorating health.

Fujimori was rushed to the hospital late on Saturday after suffering a severe drop in blood pressure and an abnormal heart beat.

The pardon clears Fujimori of a 25-year sentence for his convictions on human rights crimes and graft. A deeply divisive figure, he governed Peru from 1990 to 2000.

While many consider him a corrupt dictator, others credit him with ending an economic crisis and a bloody leftist insurgency.

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