Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has handed himself in to police after spending two nights at the metalworkers’ union headquarters in São Paulo in defiance of an arrest warrant. He was carried on the shoulders of supporters shouting ‘Free Lula!’ before being flown to the southern city of Curitiba, where he will begin serving a 12-year sentence for corruption. 

Lula begins prison sentence in Brazil after giving himself up to police

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