Former president of Peru in intensive care

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, 79, has been in intensive care after Former president of Peru in intensive care suffering serious heart problems, his doctor said Tuesday.

It is the latest crisis in a series of medical crises against the former Peruvian leader, who is sentenced to prison for massacres committed during his reign in the 1990s.

His doctor, Alejandro Aguenaga, told Agence France-Presse that Fujimori had been incarcerated inside his prison in the capital Lima and was rushed to a clinic.

Fujimori was “suffering from a sharp increase in heartbeat, his life was in danger but his condition is now stable and his suffering from a heart attack has been ruled out,” he said.

Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and human rights violations. Fujimori was convicted in 2007 for his role in “death squad” killings targeting extremist movements.

Fujimori suffered heart, back and stomach problems and rejected several requests from his family for his release from prison because of poor health