Peru’s Keiko Fujimori to be freed from prison during graft investigation

LIMA: Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will be released from prison while she is under investigation for money laundering, her lawyer said on Thursday (Apr 30).

Peru's supreme court accepted an appeal and ruled to revoke Fujimori's 15-month jail sentence, according to her lawyer, Giulliana Loza.

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Fujimori will be released with "restricted freedom," meaning she cannot leave Lima without prior authorisation and must appear every 30 days at a judicial registry office, Loza said.

Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, has not been officially charged. Prosecutors accused her of taking money from Brazilian firm Odebrecht to finance a presidential campaign while pretending it came from other sources.

In January, a judge ordered Fujumori's detention as prosecutors continued their investigation. She had previously spent 13 months in jail.

Fujimori could be released after Friday, which is a public holiday, Loza told radio channel RPP.

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