July 8, 2018 / 9:54 PM / 10 days ago

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

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.

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

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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