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Philippines Supreme Court dismisses charges against former president

The court ordered Gloria Macapagal Arroyo freed after almost five years of hospital detention. Ms. Arroyo was president of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010. 

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and ordered her freed immediately after nearly five years of hospital detention – a decision the grateful ex-leader indicated can help her deal with those who "through self-serving interpretation and implementation of the law" made her suffer.

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