Peru’s high court releases opposition leader Fujimori pending probe

In this photo provided by Peru’s Supreme Court communications office, former Peruvian first daughter Keiko Fujimori sits in court where Judge Richard Concepcion ruled that she should be detained as a preventative measure while prosecutors investigate allegations she led a criminal network within her party that received about $1 million in payments from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Keiko Fujimori denies she accepted money from Odebrecht during her 2011 presidential run and has called the investigation a political witch hunt. (Peru’s Supreme Court communication office via AP)

(CGTN) – Peru’s highest court has ordered the release of opposition leader and former first daughter, Keiko Fujimori.

Fujimori was jailed last year.

She was under investigation on corruption charges, including alleged money laundering and running a criminal organization. She denies the accusations.

She was ordered jailed while prosecutors investigate allegations she accepted money from Odebrecht for her 2011 and 2016 presidential campaigns.

The decision comes as Peru prepares to hold legislative elections in January.

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