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Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison in Peru

/ 10:26 AM November 30, 2019

Peruvian politician Keiko Fujimori waves to supporters as she is released from prison in Lima on November 29, 2019. – Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP)

LIMA, Peru — Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Her release comes days after the country’s Constitutional Court ordered her freed in a ruling related only to her detention and which otherwise has no bearing on the corruption case against her.

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“For me, it was the most painful event of my life,” Fujimori said as she crossed the prison threshold and hugged her husband in front of a large group of supporters and journalists.

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