Peru’s opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was freed by an appeals judge late Wednesday, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation.

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, speaks to judges to request her detention be revoked during a hearing at court in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, photo, a supporter of Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, wears a headband with her name as he waits for the start of a march in support of them, outside an Air Force headquarters in Lima, Peru. An appeals judge has freed Peru’s opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

The daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori cried as the judge read aloud his ruling Wednesday night. Several critics heckled Fujimori as she left the courthouse.

An actor wearing a mask depicting former president Alberto Fujimori performs with fake money during a protest, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. TAn appeals judge has freed Peru’s opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, attends a hearing to appeal her detention in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

She remains under investigation over some $1.2 million in undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 presidential campaign that were allegedly made by Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction firm at the heart of Latin America’s largest-ever graft scandal.

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, attends a hearing to appeal her detention in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, blows a kiss to her family at the end of her hearing to request that her detention be revoked, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Fujimori narrowly lost to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the 2016 presidential runoff. But her party emerged with a majority of seats in congress.

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori who is the leader of the opposition party, right, talks with her lawyer Giuliana Loza, during a hearing to appeal her detention in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. An appeals judge has freed Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Demonstrators depicting female victims of forced sterilization during Alberto Fujimori’s government, perform during a protest in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Hundreds marched in Lima’s downtown to protest against government corruption. An appeals judge has freed Peru’s opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested during a money laundering investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

A different judge recently ordered the elder Fujimori be returned to jail to finish a long sentence for human rights abuses.

Source: The Associated Press

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