(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – A judge in Peru has ordered that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori spend three years in jail while she awaits trial for corruption.
Judge Richard Concepción said there was a high risk of Ms Fujimori fleeing Peru.
Ms Fujimori has been accused of taking $1.2m (£940,000) in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in 2011.
She denies any wrongdoing and says the accusations are politically motivated.
Judge Concepción said there was a “serious suspicion” that Ms Fujimori was managing a “de facto criminal organisation that is entrenched within” her Popular Force political party.
Earlier this year, former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned in a scandal linked to the Odebrecht case.