Imelda Marcos is found guilty of corruption, but not imprisoned
Survivors of the tyrannical and rapacious regime of Ferdinand Marcos, strongman of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, are rejoicing at the prospect of his widow, Imelda—famous for her vast shoe collection—soon having to don prison-issue plastic sandals. On November 9th the special court that tries cases of official corruption found Mrs Marcos guilty of spiriting $200m to Switzerland while she was a congresswoman and then governor of Manila under her husband. The court sentenced her to 77 years’ imprisonment, and ordered her arrest. But the joy among those who joined the People Power revolution of 1986, which overthrew what they called the conjugal dictatorship of Marcos and the former beauty queen, is premature.