Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison, court documents show.
It is understood he will remain free pending an appeal.
Lula has rejected claims he received a flat as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to state oil company Petrobras.
He says the trial is politically motivated and he has denied any wrongdoing.
Source: world bbc