Appeals court judge overrules decision to release Brazil's former President Lula from jail
An appeals court judge has overruled an order to release former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from jail. The move backed a decision made earlier on Sunday by Federal Judge Sérgio Moro, who had blocked a third judge's decision to free Lula. The former president, who is widely known as 'Lula,' has been in prison since April 7, serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption and money laundering. He maintains he is innocent, claiming his conviction was politically motivated.