(Last year during his human rights trial, Fujimori was similarly admitted for a lesion on his tongue. Photo: Judicial Power.)
Former Peruvian president, Alberto Fujimori, was taken to the National Institute of Cancerous Illnesses (INEN) due to reported pain under his tongue and on part of the right side of his face.
His personal doctor and fellow political party member, Congressman Alejandro Aguinaga, told press that the pain the former leader was experiencing has aggravated since the end of last year. He added that the pain was below the tongue, in the same place that Fujimori had had an outbreak of leukoplakia removed in June 2008.
Though the INEN remained discreet on the state of the former leader’s health, pro-Fujimori Congressman Carlos Raffo stated that ex-leader would remain until all necessary exams were carried out to discard the possibility of cancer.
“It’s only a prevention issue,” said Raffo, adding that they would take advantage of his internment to carry out routine check-ups.
Fujimori, condemned to 25 years in prison for human rights violations, recently had his sentence upheld by Peru’s Supreme Court in an appeal.