Prime Minister Aníbal Torres said the ruling “harms” the country but will be followed. Torres told a local radio station that the court was being “a champion of impunity for major criminals.” The Constitutional Court typically livestreams its decisions but did not do so in this case. It also did not give an explanation for its ruling.

Peru’s Constitutional Court on Thursday approved the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder and corruption charges, AP reports.

The decision restored a humanitarian pardon granted to Fujimori on Christmas Eve in 2017 by then President Pablo Kuczynski, a court official told The Associated Press. The official couldn’t be quoted by name because the person was not authorized to speak on the matter.

The country’s Supreme Court overturned the medical pardon in 2018 and ordered the former strongman returned to jail to serve out his sentence for human rights abuses, which was supposed to run until Feb. 10, 2032.

Kuczynski had said he pardoned Fujimori because he suffered a heart condition made worse by prison conditions, though the move was widely seen as an attempt to stave off impeachment by courting favor with Fujimori’s allies in Congress. Kuczynski resigned three months after the pardon.

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