Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva is temporarily released from prison to attend grandson’s funeral

//Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva is temporarily released from prison to attend grandson’s funeral

Brazil’s ex-president Lula da Silva is temporarily released from prison to attend grandson’s funeral

In January, when former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s brother died from cancer, the once exceedingly popular leader wanted the chance to leave prison to go to the funeral.The embattled former president was jailed last year on corruption charges after serving as president from 2003 to 2011, and lower courts in Brazil argued that his attending the funeral could prompt security concerns. The Supreme Court later said he could see his brother’s body under specific circumstances to…

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