- Global Voices - http://globalvoicesonline.org -
Fujimori Trial Temporarily Suspended Due to His Haggard Appearance
Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Betsy Galbreath On 22 October 2013 @ 16:18 pm | 1 Comment
In Citizen Media, Latin America, Peru, Politics, Spanish, Weblog
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.”
Por favor, pero para pintar, escribir, twittear si está bien? RT @larepublica_pe : Abogado de #Fujimori ,El presidente puede colapsar
— Gammaerys Targaryen (@gammanormids) October 17, 2013 
Seriously–but for painting, writing, tweeting, he's okay? Fujiromi's attorney: “the president might collapse.”
— Alfonso Baella (@alfonsobaella) October 18, 2013 
Fujimori became a global trend after appearing like this at the trial
Some tweeted with sarcasm about what they considered a “show.”
— Beto Mesones (@mesones) October 17, 2013 
What a great actor, applause please.
— Cristhian Rojas S (@CristhianRS) October 17, 2013 
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 estrenó abogado nuevo. Más adecuado a su perfil de “víctima” y charlatán. Nueva estrategia chicha con look de me acabo de levantar.
— Juan Carlos Barreda (@osobarreda) October 17, 2013 
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:
— Jo-Marie Burt (@jomaburt) October 17, 2013 
However, there were those who showed concern about the former president's health:
— Gabriela Kelly (@GabbyGoodPerson) October 17, 2013 
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
Todos los que le estan haciendo pasar ese TAN mal momento a #Fujimori  son UNOS HIJOS DE MIL PERR*S
— Luna Massiel ♡ (@Luna_Massiel) October 17, 2013 
All of you causing such a bad time for Fujimori are SONS OF BITCH*S
— MARIA JULIA (@maryju333) October 18, 2013 
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.
Article printed from Global Voices: http://globalvoicesonline.org
URL to article: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/10/22/fujimori-trial-temporarily-suspended-due-to-his-haggard-appearance/
URLs in this post:
 suspended : http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Jailed+Peruvian+exPresident+Fujimori+begins+fifth+trial/9049663/story.html
 process: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20131017-709292.html
 tabloid): http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tabloid
 #Fujimori: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Fujimori&src=hash
 http://t.co/AG6DpgG8MY: http://t.co/AG6DpgG8MY
 October 18, 2013: https://twitter.com/tv_peru/statuses/391026093244694528
 reports: http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2013/10/17/actualidad/1382044929_455568.html
 were not so convinced: http://www.larepublica.pe/17-10-2013/fujimori-y-su-show-para-insistir-en-un-mal-estado-de-salud-ya-descartado
 mocking memes: http://www.tuteve.tv/fotos/actualidad/180031/2013/10/17/recaida-de-salud-de-alberto-fujimori-es-blanco-de-memes?im=0
 @larepublica_pe: https://twitter.com/larepublica_pe
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/gammanormids/statuses/390865857171054592
 http://t.co/17VfvoIiUv: http://t.co/17VfvoIiUv
 pic.twitter.com/Nvf3cAheFd: http://t.co/Nvf3cAheFd
 October 18, 2013: https://twitter.com/alfonsobaella/statuses/391017026447474688
 @juanlvillegas: https://twitter.com/juanlvillegas
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/mesones/statuses/390976796419555328
 @SeguridadBlanca: https://twitter.com/SeguridadBlanca
 #Oscar: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Oscar&src=hash
 #MejorActorDelAño: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MejorActorDelA%C3%B1o&src=hash
 http://t.co/K3Dn7aI8LX: http://t.co/K3Dn7aI8LX
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/CristhianRS/statuses/390989264189542400
 new lawyer: http://www.americatv.com.pe/portal/noticias/actualidad/conoce-m-s-del-nuevo-abogado-de-alberto-fujimori-y-sus-supuestos-v-nculos-con-montesinos-2013
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/osobarreda/statuses/390896670797352961
 http://t.co/ermKuucloC: http://t.co/ermKuucloC
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/jomaburt/statuses/390982716277010432
 @keikofujimori: https://twitter.com/keikofujimori
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/GabbyGoodPerson/statuses/390984259428577280
 October 17, 2013: https://twitter.com/Luna_Massiel/statuses/390885172583100416
 @tuteve: https://twitter.com/tuteve
 October 18, 2013: https://twitter.com/maryju333/statuses/391025986638057472
 previous five trials: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-07-13-fujimori-trial_N.htm
 one of the trials: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/07/AR2009040701345.html
Licensed Creative Commons Attribution, 2008 Global Voices Online. See attribution policy for details: http://globalvoicesonline.org/about/global-voices-attribution-policy