Brazil: Supporters gather at airport to await Lula's arrival

Supporters of former Brazilian President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva gathered at the Congonhas airport in Sao Paolo on Saturday as they awaited his arrival. The supporters were met by a counter-demonstrator, who they managed to shout down and force away until police intervened. Lula is now expected to be transferred to the southern city of Curitiba, where he will be held in a prison cell. The... Еще Supreme Court of Brazil confirmed that 72-year-old Lula will serve a prison sentence directly after the rejection of his first appeal by a vote of 6:5 and he has been ordered to hand himself into the authorities. Lula was sentenced to a 12-year jail term for corruption and money laundering in a case known as Operation Car Wash. He was convicted of receiving bribes.

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