Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison on Friday night after being imprisoned for more than a year, pending trial on charges that she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Fujimori had served 13 months of an 18-month pre-trial custody sentence.
In the court's November 25 ruling, three justices said prosecutors didn't provide sufficient evidence directly linking Fujimori to the payments from Odebrecht.
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Her American husband had been on hunger strike outside his wife's prison on the outskirts of Lima to press for her release.
Speaking to reporters outside the jail, Fujimori said the Constitutional Court had corrected a process that was arbitrary and "full of abuses", and said she'll keep cooperating with the investigation.More news: Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz rematch: Mexican claims he's more skilled
Odebrecht has admitted to paying at least $29 million to Peruvian officials since 2004, and bribing four former Peruvian presidents.
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.
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Fujimori's opposition party held a majority in Congress until President Martin Vizcarra dissolved the body amid a tussle with opposition lawmakers over his anti-corruption campaign.