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Judge Overrules Order For Brazil Ex-President Release

Brazil’s ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, is to remain in prison after a day of legal wrangling. On Sunday, an on-call judge ruled that Lula should be released, but Judge Joao Pedro Gerbran Neto rejected this. Eduardo Thompson Flores, the head of the federal court that convicted Lula, has now stepped in and said that there is no legal basis for his release. Lula says he is innocent and the case is politically motivated

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