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Brazil"s former President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva has handed himself over to police to begin a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, according to local media. The 72-year-old left on Saturday the steel-workers union building where he had sought refuge while defying for some 24 hours a...

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Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva has handed himself over to police to begin a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, according to local media.

The 72-year-old left on Saturday the steel-workers union building where he had sought refuge while defying for some 24 hours a court deadline to submit to custody.

Lula was taken away from the premises in an industrial suburb of Sao Paulo in a convoy of black police cars, Globo TV reported.

An … blocked the exit of the building.

Lula is now expected to be flown to the southern city of Curitiba to start serving his sentence, where a “specially designed jail cell” awaited the former president, said Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler, reporting from Sao Paulo.