Brazil court rejects former President Lula’s bid to avoid prison

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Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president, has been denied a habeas corpus request from the country's Supreme Court, a ruling that will almost certainly see him soon jailed on corruption charges.

The court ruled against the two-time president early on Thursday, after a marathon session. Six judges voted against Lula da Silva, and five others voted in his favour.

The Leftist leader had appealed against a January court ruling in a corruption case.

The former trade union leader, who left office with record high approval ratings, currently leads the polls for Brazil's elections in October by a wide margin. He says that the charges against him are politically motivated to keep him out of the race.

Unions and left-wing social movements gathered in the capital, Brasilia, in support of the ex-president, were separated by police from anti-Lula protesters who also took to Brazil's streets in 100 cities on Tuesday night.

বিডি টুয়েন্টিফোর লাইভ ডট কম’র প্রকাশিত/প্রচারিত কোনো সংবাদ, তথ্য, ছবি, আলোকচিত্র, রেখাচিত্র, ভিডিওচিত্র, অডিও কনটেন্ট কপিরাইট আইনে পূর্বানুমতি ছাড়া ব্যবহার করা যাবে না।