The Latest: Brazilian judge orders release of ex-president

The Latest: Brazilian judge orders release of ex-president

Supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, celebrate a Supreme Court decision that may free Da Silva, outside Brazil's Supreme Court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Brazil's top court has reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates that are still appealing their convictions, including Da Silva. The country's Supreme Court decided by 6 votes to 5 on Thursday that a person can only be jailed after all appeals to high courts have been exhausted. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A supporter holds a doll depicting jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside Brazil'sSupreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court will resume debate over if it’s legal (as is done currently) to jail a person who fails to overturn their conviction in a higher court. The decision could affect cases like that of Da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A supporter of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, stands outside Brazil's Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court is resuming debate over if it’s legal (as is done currently) to jail a person who fails to overturn their conviction in a higher court. The decision could affect cases like that of Da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Workers' Party members gather to show support for Brazil's jailed, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Judges are debating whether a defendant is to begin serving his sentence after a conviction has been reached by the first appellate court, which could affect cases like that of Da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
President of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court Dias Toffoli arrives for the debate on whether a defendant is to begin serving his sentence after a conviction has been reached by the first appellate court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court's decision could affect cases like that of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
President of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court Dias Toffoli, left, talks with Minister Marco Aurelio, rapporteur of the process, before a session to debate on whether a defendant is to begin serving his sentence after a conviction has been reached by the first appellate court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court's decision could affect cases like that of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Police form a cordon between supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Jair Bolsonaro, as both groups keep vigil outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Brazil’s highest court reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates who are still appealing their convictions, including jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The country’s Supreme Court decided on a 6-5 vote Thursday night that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro hold Brazilian national flags as they keep vigil outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Brazil’s highest court reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates who are still appealing their convictions, including jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The country’s Supreme Court decided on a 6-5 vote Thursday night that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

The Latest: Brazilian judge orders release of ex-president

Supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, celebrate a Supreme Court decision that may free Da Silva, outside Brazil's Supreme Court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Brazil's top court has reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates that are still appealing their convictions, including Da Silva. The country's Supreme Court decided by 6 votes to 5 on Thursday that a person can only be jailed after all appeals to high courts have been exhausted. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A supporter holds a doll depicting jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside Brazil'sSupreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court will resume debate over if it’s legal (as is done currently) to jail a person who fails to overturn their conviction in a higher court. The decision could affect cases like that of Da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
A supporter of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, stands outside Brazil's Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court is resuming debate over if it’s legal (as is done currently) to jail a person who fails to overturn their conviction in a higher court. The decision could affect cases like that of Da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Workers' Party members gather to show support for Brazil's jailed, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Judges are debating whether a defendant is to begin serving his sentence after a conviction has been reached by the first appellate court, which could affect cases like that of Da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
President of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court Dias Toffoli arrives for the debate on whether a defendant is to begin serving his sentence after a conviction has been reached by the first appellate court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court's decision could affect cases like that of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
President of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court Dias Toffoli, left, talks with Minister Marco Aurelio, rapporteur of the process, before a session to debate on whether a defendant is to begin serving his sentence after a conviction has been reached by the first appellate court, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Supreme Court's decision could affect cases like that of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Police form a cordon between supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Jair Bolsonaro, as both groups keep vigil outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Brazil’s highest court reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates who are still appealing their convictions, including jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The country’s Supreme Court decided on a 6-5 vote Thursday night that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Supporters of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro hold Brazilian national flags as they keep vigil outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Brazil’s highest court reached a narrow decision that could release almost 5,000 inmates who are still appealing their convictions, including jailed former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The country’s Supreme Court decided on a 6-5 vote Thursday night that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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