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Brazilian court has received 146 habeas corpus petitions on behalf of Lula da Silva

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Presiding Justice Laurita Vaz of the Superior Justice Tribunal rejected one of the petitions on Tuesday. None was filed by Lula da Silva’s defense team. Presiding Justice Laurita Vaz of the Superior Justice Tribunal rejected one of the petitions on Tuesday. None was filed by Lula da Silva’s defense team.

A top Brazilian court has received 146 habeas corpus petitions on behalf of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva following a dramatic back-and-forth between lower court judges over whether he should be released from jail.

Presiding Justice Laurita Vaz of the Superior Justice Tribunal rejected one of the petitions on Tuesday. None was filed by Lula da Silva’s defense team.

In her decision, Vaz criticized a duty judge from the Fourth Federal Regional Tribunal who ordered da Silva freed Sunday. That order triggered confusion as other judges disagreed with the decision.
The court’s president finally intervened and ordered Lula da Silva remain incarcerated.

The drama reflected how contentious Lula da Silva’s jailing is in Brazil. He began serving a twelve year sentence for a corruption conviction in April. He says the charges are politically motivated.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • :o))

    A DESPERATE - now OR never - situation:
    http://f.i.uol.com.br/fotografia/2011/08/26/79543-970x600-1.jpeg

    Jul 12th, 2018 - 09:51 am 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Am pleased to see Laurita Vaz told the PT where they can shove their dozens of requests for HC...

    Jul 13th, 2018 - 10:42 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    @JB
    RE 'Brazilian ex-billionaire sentenced...'

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    I think that's true in a way, but it's not the same. There sure are crazies on the left, but they are mostly young people on social networks or at university. I don't think it's the MSM misinforming them but groups they have formed who pass around rumours. The right used to be similar, but recently in the US and Europe it has gone mainstream. Fox is more biased than all the other news channels put together; the first time I saw it I thought it was a parody.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/13/trump-fake-news-fox-cnn-theresa-may

    What is happening in Italy is not just about immigrants, or the law. Most of the Roma are there legally, many are citizens, but they are a group easily singled out as 'them' instead of 'us'. If you want the support of the majority it's so useful to have a minority to blame things on.

    Jul 14th, 2018 - 05:03 pm 0
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