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Brazilian Supreme Court Ruling Could Free Former President Lula

HeadlineNov 08, 2019

In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could be freed from prison following a Brazilian Supreme Court ruling to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of a crime who have lost their first appeal. The ruling restores a previous policy that allows people convicted of a crime to exhaust all of their appeal options before being sent to prison. In addition to Lula, the Supreme Court’s decision could help free some 5,000 prisoners who are still appealing their convictions. Meanwhile, a far-right Brazilian journalist tried to punch Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept Glenn Greenwald after a heated argument during the live taping of a radio show. The far-right journalist Augusto Nunes had previously made insulting comments about Greenwald’s family.

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