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Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori freed from jail

By Maria Cervantes

By Maria Cervantes

LIMA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison on Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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.

The country's Constitutional Tribunal, Peru's top court, had ordered her release on Monday after she was handed an 18-month pre-trial sentence in October last year. (Reporting by Marco Aquino and Maria Cervantes; Writing by Hugh Bronstein and Adam Jourdan)