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Fujimori Trial Temporarily Suspended Due to His Haggard Appearance

Alberto Fujimori's latest trial was suspended until Monday, October 28, after the former president showed up looking unkempt, disheveled, and carrying a blood pressure monitor.

Fujimori was subpoenaed to testify on Thursday, October 17, about the purchase of the editorial line of some media outlets as part of his re-election campaign during his second term, and which he did with public funds. The process is known as the trial over “chicha (tabloid) newspapers”.

[They are] asking for 8 years in prison for Fujimori for diversion of $122 million [Peruvian soles, $44 million US Dollars] for buying tabloid newspapers

Journalist Jacqueline Fowks, writing for El País, reports [es] what happened in the trial until it was suspended: “In the nearly 40 minute long hearing, the court confirmed that it was awaiting the decision of the Court of First Instance regarding the petition to recuse the three judges who were to try Fujimori; it heard the arguments of [William Paco] Castillo (Fujimori's attorney) for the Supreme Court to try Fujimori, and it sustained the prosecutor's request to increase the amount of civil damages.”

Many Twitter users were not so convinced [es] about the actual state of the ex-president's health and it became the object of mocking memes [es]:

Seriously–but for painting, writing, tweeting, he's okay? Fujiromi's attorney: “the president might collapse.”

Fujimori became a global trend after appearing like this at the trial

Some tweeted with sarcasm about what they considered a “show.”

What a great actor, applause please.

Totally! RT. Fujimori gets the Oscar for Best Actor.

Some questioned whether it might be part of a new strategy on the part of Fujimori's new lawyer [es], William Paco Castillo.

Fujimori debuted new lawyer. More suitable to his “victim” and charlatan profile. Simple new strategy– look, I just got up.

Others took the opportunity to remind us of Fujimori's history of human rights violations:

However, there were those who showed concern about the former president's health:

Be strong — and never forget that GOD NEVER FORGETS HIS GOOD CHILDREN AND THE CHINO [Chinese man, a nickname for Fujimori] IS ONE OF THEM. KEEP THE FAITH

All of you causing such a bad time for Fujimori are SONS OF BITCH*S

Opponents who hate and forget where they were when there was a car bomb. Fuji ended the barbarism. What ingratitude!

This is the sixth trial for Fujimori, and he will face a sentence of 8 to 15 years if he is convicted.

In the previous five trials he was convicted on charges of corruption, embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds and abuse of power, among other things. In one of the trials he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for human rights violations.

  • Raul Ñaupas Sulca

    The fujimoris are craving to take power back all over the Peruvian Government and they will do anything to maintain in any governmental position while the ignorant people keep voting for them.

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