Thu May 11, 2017 11:44AM
A hand out picture released by Instituto Lula shows Brazil's former president (2003-2010) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters while arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior "Lava Jato" (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. (AFP)
A hand out picture released by Instituto Lula shows Brazil's former president (2003-2010) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva amid supporters while arrives at a Federal Justice Court in Curitiba, Brazil for a hearing with senior "Lava Jato" (operation Car Wash) Judge Sergio Moro, on May 10, 2017. (AFP)
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Rony Curvelo
Press TV, Curitiba

Brazil's leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has given his first direct testimony before a federal court on corruption charges. Both supporters and opponents of the former president gathered outside the court in the city of Curitiba where the testimony was held. Lula has called the trial a farce.