Ex-Philippine leader Estrada free

The news for today:

Ex-Philippine President Joseph Estrada is a free man for the first time in six and a half years, after being pardoned by his successor Gloria Arroyo. Estrada was convicted of corruption last month, and given a life sentence.

But on Thursday he was officially pardoned by President Arroyo, leading a court to order his release. Last month, Estrada was jailed for life for embezzling about $80m (£42m) while in power.

The trial took more than six years, yet just six weeks after being found guilty he is now free.
What a drama! No comment. You know what I mean.

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