Brazil judge temporarily frees jailed ex-President Lula after brother’s death


FILE PHOTO: Former Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gives an interview for Reuters in the northeastern city of Penedo in Alagoas, Brazil August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s supreme court chief justice on Wednesday granted jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva temporary leave from prison to visit the body of his recently deceased brother at a military base in Sao Paulo state.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Christian Plumb and Chizu Nomiyama

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