Portugal court lifts house arrest imposed on former PM Socrates as police investigated fraud

October 17, 2015 12:58 PM

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LISBON, Portugal – A Portuguese court has lifted the house arrest that it had imposed on the country's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates.

The state prosecutor and Socrates' lawyers said the 58-year-old was now free to leave his house, but still must remain in Portugal unless given special authorization.

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