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Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance-local TV

Peru's Fujimori taken to hospital from prison in ambulance-local TV
FILE PHOTO - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is seen during an interview with Reuters at his house in "Hacienda Chiucureo" neighborhood, some 30 km (18 mile) north of Santiago, September 21, 2007. REUTERS/Esteban Medel/File Photo
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LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori has been taken from prison to a local hospital by ambulance to undergo treatment for abnormally low blood pressure, Fujimori’s doctor Alejandro Aguinaga told local broadcaster RPP on Saturday.

Fujimori, 79, is serving a 25-year sentence for graft and human rights crimes. He is a deeply divisive figure in Peru. While many consider him a corrupt dictator, others credit him with ending an economic crisis and bloody leftist insurgency during his 1990-2000 term.

(Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Susan Thomas)

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