A Brazilian judge has ordered assets belonging to the country’s former President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to be frozen following his conviction for corruption.
Judge Sergio Moro said nearly $200,000 ( 195,000 euro) found in Lula’s bank accounts would be blocked. Flats, land and cars owned by Lula are also covered by the order.
Lula denies the charges, saying they are politically motivated. He intends to stand for election next year.