Brazil judge orders ex-president Lula released from prison

by Reuters
Friday, 8 November 2019 19:30 GMT

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Nov 8 (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge ordered the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison on Friday, according to a court document, following a Supreme Court ruling ending the mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal. (Reporting by Eduardo Simoes and Ricardo Brito)

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