Peru’s ailing ex-president asked the public for forgiveness

Vastavam web: Peru’s ailing ex-president Alberto Fujimori today asked the public for forgiveness, two days after receiving a controversial pardon from the country’s current leader.”I am aware that the results of my government were well received on one side, but I admit that I have let down other compatriots, and I ask them to forgive me with all my heart,” Fujimori said in a Facebook video filmed from his hospital bed.President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski ordered the pardon of Fujimori and seven other prisoners on Sunday on humanitarian grounds, placing himself in the middle of a political crisis just days after he avoided impeachment.

Fujimori’s son Kenji had drained votes away from a parliamentary bid last week to impeach Kuczynski on suspicion of corruption, sparking speculation the pardon was political.Alberto Fujimori has spent more than a decade imprisoned for ruthlessly cracking down on political rivals and for ordering dozens of murders and overseeing other brutal tactics.