"I was a victim of judicial arbitrariness. The judicial system serves President Mario Abdo's administration," the PLRA leader said after he left the Police Security Guard prison in Asuncion.
Alegre, who ran for president alongside Abdo in 2018, was accused of allegedly falsifying receipts to inflate his election campaign expenses. He is also blamed for failing to declare his ties to a group of companies.
"Today, I am free thanks to the people who have shown their indignation at Abdo's abuses and political persecution," Alegre assured, adding that "the opposition will regain its pride and rid the country of Abdo's corrupt administration."
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