Fujimori left the woman's prison in the capital Lima on bail wearing a face mask and white gloves. She had earlier announced on Twitter that she would head straight from the facility to take a coronavirus test.
President Martin Vizcarra has succeeded in channeling public outrage as he pushes Sunday's vote as an essential decree to "end the plague of corruption."
Fujimori's lawyer said that the conservative politician was taken into custody after showing up at the chief prosecutor's office. She was to provide testimony in an ongoing probe into dubious financial contributions to her 2011 presidential campaign.
Across Latin America justice is increasingly wielded to settle political scores. With increasing political polarisation the rule of law is suffering which does not bode well for the long term wellbeing of Latin American nations.
Prosecutors ask to try former president Alberto Fujimori and 22 others for the death squad killings.
A corrupt dictator to some and a misunderstood hero to others, Peru's former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori left hospital as a free man on Thursday.
Former leader Alberto Fujimori was pardoned on humanitarian grounds on Christmas Eve. Released from a clinic less than two weeks later, he has urged Peruvians to cast aside their bitterness.
In a ceremony on Tuesday, Kuczynski swore in new ministers for nearly half of his 19-member Cabinet.
At least 5,000 Peruvians have taken to the streets of Lima in one of the biggest protests against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon for authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski barely survived an impeachment vote by congress last week, and that was before he pardoned his disgraced predecessor. Analysts say his grip on power is weakening.
Fujimori apologises for wrongs committed as hundreds protest, calling for President Kuczynski to resign, following divisive pardon.
The pardon comes just days after a faction of Fujimori's supporters in the opposition-controlled Congress saved current President Kuczynski from a motion that would have forced him from office in the wake of a graft scandal.
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