Lula returns home... for now

Access to the comments Comments
By Euronews
Lula returns home... for now

Lula returned to his Sao Paulo home last night, but the former Brazilian President could be in jail within a week following yesterday's ruling by Brazil's Supreme Court.

The judges spent 10 hours assessing whether he should serve time while appealing a conviction for corruption. With the panel tied five all, court president Carmen Lucia cast the deciding vote against him.

Lula is favourite in opinion polls for October's presidential election - but under the country's constitution convicted criminals are not allowed to stand.