November 8, 2019 / 7:35 PM / a month ago

Brazil judge orders ex-president Lula released from prison

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge ordered the release of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison on Friday, according to a court document, following a Supreme Court ruling ending the mandatory imprisonment of convicts after they lose their first appeal.

Reporting by Eduardo Simoes and Ricardo Brito

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