Peru’s Fujimori hospitalized for tongue surgery
Policemen An ambulance that supposedly transports former President Alberto Fujimori arrives at a hospital in Lima on August 22, 2012. Fujimori, imprisioned for the last five years, was admitted on Wednesday to a local private hospital for surgery for the fifth time in a cancer lesion on the tongue, told AFP his family physician, congressman Alejandro Aguinaga . AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES
LIMA, Peru — Peru’s prisons chief says former President Alberto Fujimori has been transferred to a private hospital to have precancerous lesions removed from his tongue for a fifth time.
Prisons chief Jose Perez says a date has not been set for Fujimori’s return to the spacious quarters in a police station where he has been held the past five years.
The 74-year-old Fujimori was last operated on for the same thing in February 2011.
The ex-president is serving a 25-year sentence for overseeing death squad murders and for corruption during his government in 1990-2000.
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