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Peru’s Fujimori Undergoes More Surgery

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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.

Peru
Peru

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.

VOA

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