EFELima

Keiko Fujimori on Monday was spared from returning to prison for alleged money laundering in the middle of her campaign to overturn the result of Peru's recent presidential election won by the leftist Pedro Castillo.

Fujimori will remain on probation, but was warned by Judge Víctor Zúñiga of the Fourth National Preparatory Investigation Court Specialized in Organized Crime and Corruption for having failed to comply with the judicial requirement not to meet with witnesses in her case.

The magistrate rejected the request of anti-corruption prosecutor José Domingo Pérez that she return to jail despite the fact that he considered she had breached the conditions of her freedom.

Among the conditions of the probation that allowed Fujimori out of jail in May 2020 after spending 15 months in pretrial detention, was that she not meet or communicate with other defendants or witnesses in the case.