Peru Court Upholds Ex-President's 25-Year Prison Sentence

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Peru's judicial system says the Supreme Court has ratified a 25-year prison sentence for ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

The sentence was imposed in April for the death squad killing of 25 people and the kidnappings of a businessman and journalist during Fujimori's presidency from 1990 to 2000.

The courts published the decision on their Internet site on Sunday.

The 71-year-old Fujimori is also fighting shorter sentences in three other cases.

Fujimori's future may depend on his daughter Keiko's presidential campaign. She has vowed to free him if she's elected in 2011. Many Peruvians admire Fujimori for crushing the violent Maoist Shining Path rebels.