Federal Judge Sergio Moro has sentenced former President Lula da Silva to nine years and six months in jail. Lula was found guilty of corruption and money laundering. The judge convicted the 71-year-old former President of receiving a total of millions in bribes, through a series of schemes with large Brazilian companies. Lula corruption verdict sparked reactions, both celebrating and protesting the decision. Here are the best pictures of July 12.
All pictures by Vincent Bosson
Three years into Operation Car Wash, Lula’s is the first conviction as a result of investigations. Lula can appeal the decision in liberty. If a Court of Appeals confirms the conviction, Lula will not be able to run for president in 2018.