LIMA: Peru’s ex-president Alberto Fujimori said from his hospital bed Thursday that a return to prison would be a “death sentence,” the day after a court revoked a pardon for crimes against humanity.
Fujimori, 80, addressed a plea to Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra and the South American country’s judiciary in a video recorded at his bedside.
“Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don’t sentence me to death. I can give no more.”
A court on Wednesday annulled a presidential pardon for Fujimori, ending more than nine months of freedom granted under the shock pardon issued by a previous president in December. However, immediately after his re-arrest Fujimori was admitted to a clinic with heart problems.
Fujimori was pardoned last December on humanitarian grounds, but critics said the move was in exchange for Fujimori’s son helping then-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski avoid impeachment. Fujimori was 12 years into a 25-year jail sentence handed down for ordering two massacres by death squads between 1991 and 1992. He had ruled Peru with an iron fist between 1990 and 2000.
‘World to lose $6 trillion due to cyber-attacks by 2020’
ANKARA: Companies and households all around the world may incur losses worth $6 trillion due to cyberattacks by 2020, said head of Turkey’s Mobile Service Provider Businessmen’s Association (MOBILSIAD).
The world lost $3 trillion due to cyberattacks in 2015 and these financial losses are predicted to reach $3.5 trillion last year, Prof. Kerem Alkin told state news agency.
He stressed that in 2020, the world’s cyber-security expenses, which are currently around $100 billion, will also reach $1 trillion.
“In 2020, the number of smart devices will reach 200 billion and, people will use 300 billion passwords for everyday life,” he said.
Between 2015 and 2017, an average of one company was exposed to cyberattack for ransom in every 40 seconds, he noted.
It is expected that this rate would reach every 14 seconds this year, he added.
“Illegal organizations turn towards cyberattacks due to high profit and low cost,” he underlined.
Touching on ransomware issue, he said that last year illegal organizations earned $5 billion from ransom attacks across the world.
Ransomware — a kind of malware — locks or limits using computers’ hard drive until paying a ransom to an illegal organization.
Nawaz Sharif granted bail on medical grounds in Al-Azizia case!
ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court here has granted bail to Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds suspending his sentence in Al-Azizia case or six weeks.
According to details, a three-judge bench led by CJP granted bail to the deposed prime minister enabling him to seek medical treatment within the country. He will not be allowed to leave the country.
The bail has been granted against two surety bonds of Rs. 5 million each and as soon as its period is over he will have to surrender himself to jail authorities. Sharif’s advocate had requested for bail for eight weeks.
Rao Anwar, others indicted by Karachi ATC in Naqeebullah murder case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court here has indicted former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and other suspects in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case.
During the hearing on Monday, the court summoned the witnesses in the case on the next hearing, which has been set for April 11.
The court has also summoned Naqeebullah’s father, who is the petitioner in the case, and the judicial magistrate at the next hearing.