Brazil’s leftist icon Lula walks free from jail: AFP

Curitiba (Brazil) (AFP) – Brazil’s leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail on Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts. 

The former president, wearing a black T-shirt and suit jacket, pumped his fist in the air as he left the federal police headquarters in the southern city of Curitiba and was quickly mobbed by supporters and journalists.

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