Calls for Brazil justice minister to quit after leaked messages

A lawyers association in Brazil has accused a top judge of conspiring with prosecutors to keep former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of last year’s election.

Lula was jailed in April last year, as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe, called Operation Car Wash.

That prevented him from running again for president in last October’s election.

Opinion polls suggested he was likely to win.