Brazil’s ex-president misses deadline to surrender to Police

Brazil’s ex-president misses deadline to surrender to Police

Brazil’s ex-president misses deadline to surrender to Police

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

07 Apr, 2018 | 2:01 pm

International media reports that Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, ex-president of Brazil is holed up in a union building outside Sao Paulo, his hometown.

Lula da Silva missed his deadline to hand himself over to authorities to begin a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. Reports suggest that his lawyers are said to be negotiating his surrender with the police.

Some reports suggest that he might surrender today (April 7), while others state that he will hold through the weekend. Brazilian media reports that thousands of supporters of the ex-president are gathering outside the building in Sao Paulo where the ex-president has taken refuge in.

Authorities have stressed that the left-wing figurehead is not being viewed as a fugitive, as everyone knows where he is.


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