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Saturday, 13 December, 1997, 18:19 GMT
Marcos widow welcomes Swiss money ruling

Imelda Marcos, the widow of the deposed Philippines' president, Ferdinand Marcos, has welcomed a ruling by the Swiss supreme court that one hundred million dollars he placed in Swiss banks must be returned to the Philippines.

It is about a fifth of the money he deposited in Switzerland.

Mrs Marcos said the ruling would lead to a settlement with the Philippines government on distribution of the money.

A lawyer for several thousand victims of the Marcos regime demanded full public disclosure of the transaction and assurances that the victims will not be denied compensation in any deal on the funds.

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