Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison over charges of corruption and money laundering.
The verdict is a big blow for the politician, who is a top contender in next year's presidential election.
He denies any wrongdoing.
Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Rio de Janeiro.
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