Brazil ex-President Lula walks free from jail
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison.
The left-wing former leader, known as Lula, was greeted with rapturous applause from crowds of supporters as he walked out of the jail on Friday.
He was held in a prison in the city of Curitiba on corruption charges.
A judge ordered his release after a Supreme Court ruling that defendants should only be imprisoned if they have exhausted their appeal options.
Lula is one of several thousand convicts who could benefit from the ruling