Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori has been hospitalized

(CNN) — Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized Sunday night for surgery. reported This Monday his daughter Keiko Fujimori via her X account.

“On behalf of my family, I would like to inform you that last night my father was admitted to the Delgado Clinic for preparation and surgical intervention on his tongue injury. The medical report actually states that Alberto Fujimori has a 'presumptive outpatient diagnosis of a malignant tumor at the base of the tongue with right cervical metastasis,'” the former candidate for Peru's presidency wrote. “Any information about his health will only be given by family members,” he said.

The former president will undergo a biopsy to determine “the exact nature of this disease,” his daughter Keiko said.

Fujimori, 85, was Peru's president between 1990 and 2000. He was released in December 2023 by order of the Constitutional Court after serving a 25-year prison sentence handed down in 2007 for several crimes, including Barrios Altos and La Cantuda. During his government.

The former president is currently facing similar charges in the 1992 killing of six people, for which the prosecutor's office had sought a 25-year sentence. In March, he spread a message through his social networks where he said that he was not a murderer and that the only thing he was guilty of was “defeating terrorism”.

With information from Jimena de la Quintana.

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