Brazil’s Lula leaves prison to attend grandson’s funeral

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva leaves federal police headquarters by helicopter, after a federal court granted him leave from prison to attend his grandson’s funeral, who died aged 7. Lula is serving two concurrent 12-year sentences for corruption in a prison in the southern city of Curitiba.

Protests as Brazilian court doubles ex-president Lula’s jail term

Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva, who is currently serving a 12-year jail sentence, has been given an extra 13 years on corruption charges. The ruling has infuriated his supporters. Thousands of people gathered outside the Workers’ Party headquarters in Sao Paulo on Thursday. READ MORE:


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