An Ex Brazilian President Is Sentenced In Prison,- Brazil’s Lula will be imprisoned while he appeals his conviction for corruption. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison for bribery last year. His request to remain free while he appeals was rejected by the Supreme Court. Lula insists that he is the victim of a politicized conviction. The ruling has divided the country with thousands running for and against him.

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Lula da Silva was the frontrunner for the October 7 elections.