By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian President, Michel Temer was granted a habeas corpus on Monday and spent his first night at home since his arrest last Thursday. Temer flew from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo early Monday evening after Judge Ivan Athié ruled that the main reason for the arrest was not valid.

“They (Temer and former Rio de Janeiro governor Wellington Moreira Franco) no longer hold public offices, where they allegedly practiced illicit actions,” explained Athié in his decision.

“Therefore, the main reason for the decision (to arrest Temer) simply . . .

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