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Lula loses another legal battle: appeals court blocks his release from jail

Monday, July 9th 2018 - 07:24 UTC
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The chief justice of a Brazilian appeals court blocked another judge’s efforts to release imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday, in a legal battle over the country’s most popular politician ahead of an October election. Read full article

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  • :o))

    REF: “Appeals court judge Rogerio Favreto, was Justice Ministry under Lula ruled the ex-president should have the same conditions to campaign as other candidates”:
    Obviously:
    https://www.otempo.com.br/image/contentid/policy:1.1997973:1531096839/CHARGE%20O%20TEMPO.JPG?f=3x2&w=620&$p$f$w=ac4ac92

    Jul 09th, 2018 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brasileiro

    Lula Presidente

    Jul 09th, 2018 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Enrique Massot

    “The chief justice of a Brazilian appeals court blocked another judge’s efforts to release imprisoned former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.”

    Efforts?

    Calling this a judge's “effort” is a blatant attempt to minimize what in fact was a legal decision supported in a 15-page ruling by the judge in charge of the TRF-4 during a month-long judicial break, granting an habeas corpus request in favour of Lula.

    The first to react to the order to free Lula was, to nobody's surprise, judge Sergio Moro, who interrupted his vacation in Portugal to send a note opposing the ruling within two hours.

    This was done even when a judge cannot interfere with a decision of an appeals tribunal.

    However, another vacationer, TRF-4 member Joao Pedro Gebran Neto, came to the rescue a few minutes later by ordering the police to keep Lula behind bars.

    At 4 p.m. judge Favreto told the police they had one hour to fulfill his order and free Lula.

    Finally, intervened TRF-4 president Carlos Thompson Flores, who denied authority to Favreto to issue rulings in Lula's case.

    Ouffff. What a scare for Brazil's ruling class. Can you imagine Lula free to join the people of Brazil, keep his election campaign going and becoming next president?

    Too much to bear.

    Jul 09th, 2018 - 05:34 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    @EM
    The decision of Favreto (just another fanatical ‘petista’ who served in Lula’s govts, and was affiliated to the PT for 19 years), or his pathetic “effort” to release Lula, was totally illegal…

    What the president of the STJ (Court above the TRF-4) wrote in her decision (to keep Lula in prison) is very clear - (free translation) : ”The unusual and teratologic (grossly absurd) decision, in flagrant disrespect of the collegiate decision by the TRF of the 4th Region (Porto Alegre), ratified by the STJ and by the plenary of the STF (Supreme Federal Court), tried to “construct” a “new fact”, which besides bringing nothing new to the argument – because the pleader’s status of “pre-candidate” has long been public and notorious - by no means constitutes a relevant judicial fact, to merit the re-examination of the prison order. It is painfully obvious that the mere manifestation of the intention to run for public office, has absolutely no bearing on the legality of incarceration, especially when, as in this case, the question has been examined and decided in all instances of the Judiciary”.

    Besides this, one of the more respected ex-presidents of the STF, Carlos Velloso, also considered ”this decision (of Favreto’s) teratologic. The court that sentenced Lula was the TRF-4, and this 'Habeas Corpus' now requested of a substitute judge of the same court goes against a decision of the court, and is therefore completely inconceivable”.

    Reekie, once again you demonstrate how little you understand of Brazlian judicial process, basing your arguments on wishful thinking. I could go further, transcribing declarations of other prominent jurists for your better comprehension, but it would be a waste of my time.

    Do not worry, there was no scare, just another short-lived, pathetic attempt by the PT to affront the institutions - and they failed miserably. Your attempts to ridicule judges whom you call “vacationers”, will get you nowhere. Lula, after all, IS a filthy criminal.

    Jul 11th, 2018 - 03:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    In ANY democracy; it is the fundamental RIGHT to elect your own favorite racketeer to legalize all sorts of crimes:
    http://static.psdb.org.br/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2017/02/24133157/charge-democracia-petista-1024x684.jpg

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @EM
    “The first to react to the order to free Lula was, to nobody's surprise, judge Sergio Moro, who interrupted his vacation in Portugal to send a note opposing the ruling within two hours”

    Just fyi, not that it matters to you - because you don't seem particularly well-informed on Lula's legal battles - Judge Moro was not in Portugal , nor was he on vacation....he was in Curitiba the whole time....it was a 'deputado petista' that spread the fake news.....typical.

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    REF:
    https://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/pf-diz-que-ex-ministro-do-trabalho-era-fantoche-dos-caciques-do-ptb-e-cristiane-brasil-lider/
    FUNNY, HOW SO MANY CROOKS STILL ARE FREE!

    Jul 17th, 2018 - 12:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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