He was convicted in 2009 of “crimes against humanity.”
LThe conviction was handed down for the murder of 25 people by army death squads in the early 1990s in an alleged anti-terrorist operation.
The release order was given by the Constitutional Court despite the fact that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights asked the Peruvian authorities to refrain from interrupting the sentence to guarantee justice for the victims of human rights violations.
Fujimori was released and left in the care of his daughter Keiko.
Additional sources • Enrique Barrueco (Voice-over)