Fujimori and her husband Mark Vito Villanella greet supporters after she was released from the Santa Monica prison on Friday night [Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters]

Peru‘s opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison on Friday night after being jailed for more than a year, pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Fujimori, leader of the powerful right-wing Popular Force party, left prison in the Chorrillos district of capital city Lima, according to a Reuters witness at the scene.

The country’s Constitutional Tribunal, Peru’s top court, had ordered her release on Monday after she was handed an 18-month pre-trial sentence in October last year.


Until Friday, Fujimori had been in jail since October 2018 after prosecutors

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