Brazil: Hundreds of supporters greet ex-president Lula on release from jail

Hundreds of supporters greeted former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva upon his release from prison, in Curitiba, on Friday. Lula thanked his supporters upon his release in the southern Brazilian city, after serving 580 days in prison. The former president was convicted and sentenced to 12 years on charges of corruption and money laundering in January 2018 and was ordered to start... Еще serving his sentence before all his appeals were exhausted, by Brazil's Supreme Court in April 2018. Lula's release was precipitated by a ruling by the Supreme Court on Thursday, which stated that people could only be imprisoned once all their higher court appeals have been exhausted, in a decision that is also set to grant almost 5,000 prisoners their liberty.

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