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Pardoned Peru ex-president hospitalized again

- Alberto Fujimori, Peru's pardoned former president who was until recently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, was hospitalized on Sunday for cardiac arrhythmia, his doctor said.

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's pardoned ex-strongman

- Peru's Alberto Fujimori, a one-time university dean, rose to the presidency, waged a bloody campaign against insurgents and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and rights abuses.

Key moments leading to pardon of Peru's ex-leader Fujimori

- Peru's president justified pardoning jailed ex-leader Alberto Fujimori by saying it would help heal the country's divisions. Cynics say it was really aimed at saving Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's own imperiled presidency.

Victims of Peru's Fujimori rail against ex-president's pardon

- Families of victims of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori prepared Wednesday to intensify protests against a pardon given to the ex-leader, who was released from a 25-year term for murder and other human rights abuses.

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's pardoned ex-strongman

- Peru's Alberto Fujimori, a one-time university dean, rose to the presidency, waged a bloody campaign against insurgents and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and rights abuses.

'Forgive me' says ex-Peru leader Fujimori after pardon protests

- Peru's ailing former leader Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday asked the public for forgiveness, two days after receiving a presidential pardon that sparked street protests.

'Forgive me' ex-Peru leader Fujimori says after pardon protests

- Peru's ailing former leader Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday asked the public for forgiveness, two days after receiving a presidential pardon that sparked street protests.

Clashes in Lima as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon

- Peruvian police on Monday fired tear gas and clashed with protesters marching against the pardon of ailing ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.

Peru's pardoned ex-president Fujimori still in hospital

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori remained in intensive care in a Lima hospital on Monday, a day after he was granted a pardon for his 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity.

Peru's ailing ex-president Fujimori pardoned

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and rights abuses, has been pardoned on humanitarian grounds, the presidency said Sunday.

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's pardoned ex-strongman

- Peru's Alberto Fujimori, a one-time university dean, rose to the presidency, waged a bloody campaign against insurgents and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and rights abuses.

Peru's ailing ex-president Fujimori pardoned

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and rights abuses, has been pardoned on humanitarian grounds, the presidency said on Sunday.

French abuse victim who killed husband freed after pardon

Paris - A woman who killed her abusive husband and became a symbol of the suffering of France's domestic violence victims walked free from prison on Wednesday after receiving a presidential pardon.

Egypt's Sisi pardons 82 jailed 'youths'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday pardoned 82 "youths" including a prominent advocate of Islamic reform, following calls to free prisoners swept up in a crackdown, his spokesman said.

Despite pressure, no imminent pardon seen for Snowden

Washington - Judging by the resoluteness of US officials' tone, the chances President Barack Obama will pardon Edward Snowden appear very slim, and close to none before November's presidential election.

Putin says relatives of killed journalists asked for Savchenko pardon

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said the relatives of two Russian journalists killed in eastern Ukraine had asked him to pardon Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, convicted of complicity in their deaths.

Israeli ex-president Katsav, jailed for rape, seeks pardon

Jerusalem - Israeli ex-president Moshe Katsav, in prison for rape and other sexual offences, has asked the current head of state for a pardon, President Reuven Rivlin's office said on Sunday.

Anwar's request for Malaysian royal pardon rejected: Report

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia's king has rejected a royal pardon request for opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is currently serving five years in jail for sodomy, local media reported on Wednesday.

No pardon for Missouri prisoner serving life sentence for pot

Sedalia - Every day for over 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey, a nonviolent offender, has been staring at the same prison walls, a victim of Missouri's stringent three strikes' law that has since been repealed. Last month, Governor Jay Nixon declined to pardon Mizanskey.

Op-Ed: Why Mark Wahlberg deserves no pardon

Boston - Famous actor Mark Wahlberg was a wild child! Perhaps unknown to many cinephiles, Marky Mark, prior to his modeling and acting days, brutally attacked two Asian men while committing a robbery at age 16. Today, Wahlberg wants a pardon. He shouldn't get it.

'I get to go home': Dubai pardons jailed Norwegian rape victim

Marte Deborah Dalelv, the Norwegian woman whose name made news around the world when she was sentenced to prison in Dubai after reporting rape — has been "pardoned."

Jim Morrison may get posthumous pardon for profanity, exposure

American rock legend Jim Morrison may receive a posthumous pardon for charges framed against the singer in 1969 after he exposed himself during a drunken bout on-stage.

Op-Ed: Polanski begged and Sarkozy played postman yet Obama said No!

After all that we know and have read about Roman Polanski and the crime he committed, not allegedly but for real, it should be surprising that high-level politicians like Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama should get involved; yet they did.

Conrad Black critiques Obama’s first year in office

In 2007, Conrad Black was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice over the theft of more than $6 million USD from a Chicago-based newspaper company he once controlled. Now in prison, Black writes a popular blog.

US President Bush Snatches Back 'Christmas Present'

For Christmas 2008, one of the best presents one can receive would be a pardon from United States President George W. Bush. However, one will have his “present” revoked.

Op-Ed: Trigger For A Cheney Presidential Pardon?

We read the headline on a story buried deep on a back page related to Texas indictments on Vice President Dick Cheney, and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, but we don’t bother reading further. What’s the point?

Vatican Forgives John Lennon's 'Bigger Than Jesus' Speech

It has to be one of the most famous misquotes of the 20th Century, yet this week, the Catholic church have "pardoned" Beatle front man, John Lennon as it is 40 years since Lennon was reported to have said that the Beatles were bigger that Christianity.

Pardon sought for black US boxer

A presidential pardon should be granted to the first black world heavyweight boxing champ, according to the US Congress.

Op-Ed: Hillary Claims Ignorance on Weatherman-Brinks Robbery Pardons

In an Inside Edition interview Hillary, whose connection to her husband's 2001 commutations for two members of the Weather Underground has become an issue since she raised questions about Obama's WU ties, said she "didn't know anything about the pardons."

Morocco pardons 'Facebook prince'

A Moroccan man jailed for three years for pretending to be the brother of the king on Facebook was given an official royal pardon today and was released from prison in good health.
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