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Roman Law is very complex. But many ancient Roman practices existed by universal consent as part of the unwritten 'mos maiorum' - 'practice of the ancestors'. The life and death rights of the paterfamilias were of this nature. Unwritten laws of this sort could fall into abeyance without specific legislation, or, later, be set aside by imperial dictat. So,...


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Václav Havel was jailed on 16. January 1989 and released in in May on parole. He was shortly jailed also in October 1989. This paid congratulation announcement was published by Rudé právo when he was in jail. The name is just a cover-name from his theatre plays. He was elected the president on 29. December 1989 still by the Communist parliament. It was not ...


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Józef Piłsudski was released from German prison on 8 November 1918 and became Chief of State 73 days later, on 20 January 1919. Some timeline in between: he was appointed Commander in Chief of Polish forces just 3 days after being released, on 11 November 1918 (or just one day after, depending on how you count; he left prison on 8th, but was then escorted ...


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I think the answer to your question is former Egyptian president Morsi, he escaped prison on January 30th 2011 and was sworn in as president on June 30th 2012.


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Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 is a possible candidate. He was imprisoned in June 1995 on charges of being involved in plotting a coup and was released in June 1998. Although a general, he then ran as a civilian for president in February 1999 and won the election with almost 63% of the vote as the candidate of the People's ...


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