Peru's Fujimori Asks for Forgiveness After Pardoning
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori asked for forgiveness on Tuesday for mistakes during his authoritarian rule of the country.
His statement came amid protests that began after Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned Fujimori on December 24.
Fujimori, 79, ruled Peru from 1990 to 2000. He is remembered both for improving the economy and defeating the leftist rebels Shining Path. He was convicted in 2007 of abuse of power and bribery and sentenced to six years in jail. In 2009, he was sentenced to another 25 years for human rights abuses.
The pardon cleared Fujimori of those crimes.
Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets Monday to protest the pardon. Many call it part of a deal reached to protect the current president from impeachment on corruption charges.
On Monday night, Kuczynski called for reconciliation, asking Peruvians who opposed the pardon to "turn the page." He also defended his decision on the basis of Fujimori's worsening health. He added that Fujimori's government helped Peru make progress.
On Tuesday, in a video published on Facebook, Fujimori promised that as a free man, he would support Kuczynski's calls for reconciliation. The statement suggested he would not return to politics.
Fujimori read the statement from a hospital bed. "I'm aware the results of my government were well received by some, but I acknowledge that I also disappointed other compatriots," he said. "And to them, I ask for forgiveness from the bottom of my heart."
The remarks were Fujimori's first direct apology to the nation.
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1.Asks for 要求
You can never say no to anything that a friend asks for.
2.calls for 呼吁
The plan calls for a ceasefire and UN supervision of the country.
3.return to 返回
I solemnly vowed that someday I would return to live in Europe.
4.free man 自由人
Once again I breathed as a free man.
5.In 2009, he was sentenced to another 25 years for human rights abuses.
human rights 人权
In the treaty both sides pledge to respect human rights.
He was making all the right noises about multi-party democracy and human rights.
6.In 2009, he was sentenced to another 25 years for human rights abuses.
be sentenced to 被判处...
She was sentenced to nine years in prison.
The principal criminal was sentenced to life imprisonment.
周二，秘鲁前总统阿尔韦托·藤森（Alberto Fujimori）请求民众原谅其在执政期间所犯的错误 。
现年79岁的藤森于1990年至2000年担任秘鲁总统 。他因改善经济并击败了左翼反对派“光辉道路”受到民众拥戴 。2007年，他因滥用职权和贿赂罪被判处6年监禁 。2009年，他因侵犯人权而被判处25年监禁 。
周一，成千上万的秘鲁人民涌上街头抗议对藤森的赦免 。多数民众称，该特赦是政治交易之一，目的是保护现任总统免受腐败指控的弹劾 。
周一晚间，总统库琴斯基呼吁和解，要求反对特赦的民众“不计前嫌” 。他辩解称，特赦是考虑到藤森的健康状况恶化 。他还补充说，藤森主政期间，秘鲁取得了快速发展 。
周二，藤森在Facebook上发布的一段视频中承诺，作为一名自由人，他将积极响应总统库琴斯基的和解呼声 。该声明暗示他将不会重返政坛 。
藤森在医院的病床上宣布了这一声明 。“我知道，一部分人对我曾领导的政府表示认可，我也承认确实让其他的秘鲁人民大失所望 。我诚心请求他们宽恕我的过错 。”