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Lawyers Ask Judges Not to Jail Brazil's Ex-president

Lawyers Ask Judges Not to Jail Brazil's Ex-president

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 08:39 AM

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are asking a group of judges not to arrest the former Brazilian president in case his conviction is upheld Wednesday.

A defense document filed Monday night and seen by The Associated Press shows da Silva also wants to appeal to higher courts if his sentence of 9½ years in prison is not annulled.

Prosecutors and the head of the court have already said da Silva should not be arrested immediately if judges uphold the conviction on corruption and money laundering charges.

If the conviction stands, the decision could prevent the former president from running in October's presidential election.

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Lawyers for Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are asking a group of judges not to arrest the former Brazilian president in case his conviction is upheld Wednesday.A defense document filed Monday night and seen by The Associated Press shows da Silva also wants to appeal to higher...
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