Pat Hickey has issued a statement following his release from Brazilian prison 4 years ago

Pat Hickey has issued a statement following his release from Brazilian prison

He claims they've "no substantive proof".

Pat Hickey was released from prison in Brazil today having been held in Bangu Prison in Rio de Janeiro for the last two weeks.

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The former OCI President was arrested and has been in prison since August 17 for alleged involvement in ticket touting at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

A judge ordered yesterday that he be released from prison on bail.

Hickey issued a short statement today following his release. He said: “I have been released from the police detention system. I will now stay in Rio and my lawyers will proceed to have the charges laid against me set aside as there is no substantive proof of any wrong doing on my part.

"I would like to thank the prison authorities for their kindness they have shown to me. Due to my medical condition, I will be making no further statements."