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Brazil Court Rejects Ex-President’s Appeal on Conviction

Sao Paulo (April 05, 2018) A Brazilian court has rejected on Thursday, the latest appeal of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against a corruption conviction. But the former president, leading the polls ahead of October’s election, is likely to play for more time.

The Leftist leader had appealed against a January court ruling in a corruption case.Image result for Brazil Court Rejects Former President's Appeal Against ConvictionThe 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.The general’s tweets shook many in a country that suffered a 1964-1985 military dictatorship characterised by oppression, censorship and grave human rights abuses where thousands were killed or tortured.

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