July 8, 2018 / 9:54 PM / 4 months ago

Brazil prosecutors ask head of appeals court to keep Lula in prison

FILE PHOTO: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks at his book launch event in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 16, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal prosecutors have asked the chief justice of the TRF-4 appeals court, Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores, to rule on keeping former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison, court filings showed on Sunday.

The prosecutors’ request aimed to settle the legal uncertainty created by an injunction granted by a judge on the court who ruled in favour of freeing Lula so he can campaign ahead of an October presidential election.

Reporting by Ana Mano; Editing by James Dalgleish

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