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08.11.2019Brazil: Court orders release of Lula *** ARCHIVE

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COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF FORMER PRESIDENT LULA
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL | 8 NOVEMBER 2019
Brazil's former President Luiz InĂ¡cio Lula da Silva is set to walk out of prison after a judge ordered his release.

Federal police have to comply with Friday's order "with urgency", the decision says. Da Silva has been detained since April 2018 after being convicted of corruption and money laundering.

The move follows a Supreme Court decision Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted.


The Associated Press is now operational from the panoramic glass studio at
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Depending on affiliate interest, AP will set up live positions at the location where Lula will go.

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