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Tag: Lula da Silva jail

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 05:39 UTC

    Want to beat me? Try at the voting booth

    Ex president Lula da Silva is incarcerated in Curitiba

    By Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil - I have been imprisoned for more than 100 days. Meantime, unemployment is increasing, more and more fathers and mothers are finding themselves unable to support their families, and an absurd pricing policy for fuel caused a truckers' strike that provoked shortages in Brazilian cities.

  • Monday, April 9th 2018 - 08:42 UTC

    Lula's defense hopes for an early retrieve if Supreme Court changes a key law

    Justice Marco Aurelio Mello said he would petition the Supreme Federal Tribunal next Wednesday to revisit the current law on incarceration during appeals.

    Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who began a 12-year jail sentence on Saturday in Curitiba, could win an early reprieve if the country's top court decides to change a key law. Marco Aurelio Mello, a judge at the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF), said he would petition the divided court next Wednesday to revisit the current law on incarceration during appeals.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 06:43 UTC

    Lula in prison in Curitiba. Fiery-emotional speech to supporters before turning in

    Ever since Wednesday, Lula and his supporters tried everything to delay the start of his prison sentence, battling everywhere from the Supreme Court to the streets.

    Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in Saturday to start a 12-year sentence for corruption after a chaotic attempt by supporters to stop him from surrendering. Surrounded by bodyguards, Lula had to push through a seething throng of supporters to get into a police vehicle outside the metalworkers' union building in Sao Bernardo do Campo, where he had been holed up for two days and nights.