Philippines ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed from detention

Gloria Arroyo was president of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed her corruption charges, her lawyer said. The Supreme Court threw out the case Tuesday, citing insufficient evidence, but her release was delayed for procedural reasons. “It’s a happy day today because she has just been freed,” said Laurence Arroyo, who is also a distant relative through marriage.

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