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Peru’s Fujimori Undergoes More Surgery


Doctors in Peru say imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori has undergone another operation for cancerous lesions on his tongue.

The 72-year-old Fujimori underwent the procedure Monday in Lima. His daughter, Keiko, says the surgery went well.


Doctors first operated on cancerous nodes on Fujimori’s tongue in 2008. He went through a similar procedure in February of last year.

Fujimori is serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights abuses committed during his 10-year rule. He has also been convicted of corruption.

Fujimori held power from 1990 until 2000.

He fled to Japan – the birthplace of his parents – during a corruption scandal in 2000.

Fujimori was arrested five years later when he traveled to Chile in an attempt to stage a political comeback. The Chilean Supreme Court eventually ruled that he should be extradited to Peru to face charges. He was sent back to Peru in 2007.

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