Former president Alberto Fujimori, convicted to 25 years for crimes against humanity, will undergo surgery on several oral ulcers later this week. This will mark the second time the former Peruvian leader is operated for this ailment, located under his tongue. According to Carlos Sologuern, director of the cancer institute where Fujimori will be treated, the operation to be carried out is necessary.
Initially admitted last Thursday, the former president was returned to his specially-made prison cell on Saturday and will be re-admitted on Tuesday for his operation.
Apart from medical problems, a survey by local pollster Ipsos Apoyo released last Sunday indicated that 52% of Lima inhabitants agree with the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Fujimori’s sentence. Meanwhile 40% claimed they disagreed and 8% gave no answer.
A separate survey showed that 43% of those interviewed believe the former leader should carry out his full sentence, 26% think he should “be freed now” and 12% believe that he should be freed once he reaches 75 years of age.