Brazil's former president Lula walks free from prison after supreme court ruling

Workers’ party leader had been held for 580 days for corruptionCourt rules incarceration unlawful until appeals exhaustedBrazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been released from prison where he was serving a 12-year corruption...

Brazil's former president Lula walks free from prison after supreme court ruling
  • Workers’ party leader had been held for 580 days for corruption
  • Court rules incarceration unlawful until appeals exhausted

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been released from prison where he was serving a 12-year corruption sentence, after a supreme court ruling which delighted his supporters and infuriated followers of the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Lula was greeted on Friday by delirious supporters outside the federal police headquarters in the city of Curitiba where he has been imprisoned for 580 days.

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