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Brazilian Court Upholds Ex-President Lula’s Conviction

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal on Monday, upholding the twelve years and a month conviction determined in January. The former leader, however, cannot be jailed until April 4th due to an injunction set forth by the country’s Supreme Court last week.

“The defense will await the publication of the judgment to decide what appeal will be filed to challenge the illegal sentence imposed on former President Lula by the Eighth Panel of the Regional Court of the 4th Region on January . . .

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