Facebook executive jailed in Brazil to be released Wednesday

miércoles 2 de marzo de 2016 07:17 GYT

SAO PAULO, March 2 (Reuters) - The senior Facebook Inc executive arrested in Brazil should be released on Wednesday after spending nearly 24 hours in jail due to a dispute over a court order demanding data from the company's WhatsApp messaging service in a drug-trafficking investigation.

A press representative for the court in Sergipe state handling the case said Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan would likely be released in Sao Paulo within hours after a judge overturned a lower court decision. (Reporting by Brad Haynes, editing by Louise Heavens)