Brazil judge blocks order to release of Lula from prison

Supporters of former Brazilian President Lula da Silva protest in front of the TRF-4 appeals court in Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 8, 2018. The sign reads: "Free Lula". REUTERS/Diego Vara

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The chief justice of a Brazilian appeals court blocked another judge’s efforts to release imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday, in a legal battle over the country’s most popular politician ahead of an October election. Polls suggest the leftist icon, who is in prison for bribery, could win […]

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