Brazil's Lula to stay in prison after judicial sparring

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will remain in prison despite a judge ordering his release on Sunday, after another judge blocked that ruling on the same day.

The former president, known as Lula, is in prison on bribery charges but remains one of Brazil’s most popular political figures with elections due in October.

Appeals court judge Rogerio Favreto, who served in the Justice Ministry under Lula, ruled early on Sunday July 8 that he should be able to campaign under the same condition as other candidates.

The chief justice of the appeals court, Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores, blocked this ruling upon a request from prosecutors, Reuters reports.

Read more: Lula defies judge’s order, says he won’t surrender to police




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