April 13, 2018 15:30 IST

Brazil's Lula defies prison order, creating standoff

1 of 5 Brazil,President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,Lula defies prison order
Demonstrators hold letters that read: "Free Lula" in support of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
2 of 5 Brazil,President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,Lula defies prison order
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves to supporters from a window during a protest at the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil April 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
3 of 5 Brazil,President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,Lula defies prison order
Demonstrators hold a banner that reads: "There's no democracy with political prisioners" in support of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
4 of 5 Brazil,President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,Lula defies prison order
Supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva protest against sentencing him to serve a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil April 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
5 of 5 Brazil,President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva,Lula defies prison order
Metal workers of Renault automobile manufacturing plant block the railway BR-277 during a protest against sentencing former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to serve a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, in Sao Jose dos Pinhais, Brazil April 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters