Fujimori says he will not appeal travel ban

Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, shown waving to supporters as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 4, now faces a new trial

Ex-president Alberto Fujimori said Wednesday he would not oppose a judge's ban on his leaving Peru ahead of a new trial.

"I will not appeal. All I want is to have time with my family and write my memoirs," the ex-president, 79, said on Twitter.

Fujimori, president from 1990-2000, had been serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes that included commanding death squads that killed suspected civilian sympathizers of leftwing guerrillas his regime was fighting.

The ex-president was pardoned on December 24 by then-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on humanitarian grounds because of ill health.

A criminal court, however, later ruled that Kuczynski's pardon did not apply to a separate 1992 case involving slain farmers.

In addition, a human rights group said Fujimori and three ex-ministers would be indicted over the forced sterilization of five women while he was in office.

Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, shown waving to supporters as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 4, now faces a new trial