Supporters of Alberto Fujimori, a strongman who ruled Peru from 1990 to 2000, gathered outside a clinic to which he was admitted after the supreme court overturned a pardon granted to him last December. Mr Fujimori, who is 80, had been sentenced to 25 years in jail for his role in the murder of two dozen people by a government-backed death squad. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peru’s president until March this year, pardoned Mr Fujimori, supposedly on health grounds. Many Peruvians thought he was trying to head off a threat of impeachment from Popular Force, the largest party in congress, which is led by Mr Fujimori’s daughter, Keiko. Mr Kuczynski later resigned. Many Peruvians remember Mr Fujimori as a leader who defeated Shining Path, a guerrilla group, and tamed hyperinflation.