Ousted President Joseph Estrada was a free man Friday for the first time in 6 1/2 years after his successor pardoned his graft conviction.
A court order was issued allowing the 70-year-old former action film star to leave his villa east of Manila, where he has spent most of his time in detention since he was arrested after being forced out by the country's second "people power" revolt in January 2001.
He was convicted last month on graft charges and given a life sentence but was pardoned Thursday by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part