Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva has been freed by a court in Brazil


Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, convicted of corruption, has been released by a court in Brazil.

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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, convicted of corruption, has been released by a court in Brazil.

This comes after the Federal Supreme Court in the country to release the former president until the completion of appeals related to his case.

Lula da Silva, who served as Brazil's president from 2003 to 2010 and remains one of the country's most popular politicians, was convicted of money laundering and corruption in July 2017 and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Lula da Silva became the first president in Brazil's history to be convicted of corruption and imprisoned.

In April his prison term was reduced to 8 years and 10 months.

Lula da Silva denies any wrongdoing, and his defense team has filed several appeals against the court ruling.