Brazil’s Supreme Court has ordered former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to begin his 12-year prison sentence while he appeals his corruption conviction. Critics say the ruling is politically motivated, and so does Lula himself.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been found not guilty of obstruction of justice. The former president's defense team lauded the judge's "impartiality" while continuing to criticize the zeal of another Brazilian magistrate.
The party of embattled — and imprisoned — ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has pledged to register his presidential bid in August. The Workers Party considers Lula to be a "political prisoner."
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been ordered to begin serving a 12-year sentence for corruption. He is appealing his conviction amid an attempted political comeback.
Brazil's Supreme Court is set to decide whether former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will start serving out a 12-year jail term. Thousands want to see him behind bars, and even the military has weighed in.
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