Ex-president of Brazil sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

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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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News & Politics
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