Brazil ruling could free jailed ex-President Lula

Brazil ruling could free jailed ex-President Lula

Brazil’s top court decided on Thursday to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal. The ruling may lead to the release of former President Lula da Silva. The reinterpretation of Brazil’s penal code could benefit dozens of high-profile prisoners jailed last year for taking bribes. The releases would be decided by courts on a case-by-case basis.

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