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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 01:31 UTC

Tag: The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF)

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:24 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Tribunal begins to address Lula's case on May 4th

    Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) has said he remains their candidate despite his legal troubles, which it claims have been politically motivated to keep him out of the race.

    Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) is to vote on a motion starting May 4 that could potentially release ex-president Lula da Silva from prison, the court said. Lula's defense team hopes to overturn a decision by Sergio Moro, a federal judge and head of a key corruption investigation that determined he had to begin serving a 12-year sentence for accepting bribes.

  • 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.

  • Thursday, April 5th 2018 - 09:16 UTC

    Supreme Court rejects Lula's petition: must start prison term

    By 6 votes to 5, the court gave its negative verdict to the habeas corpus presented by the defense, which argued that Lula should not yet comply with the sentence

    The Supreme Federal Court of Brazil (STF) decided to reject the judicial appeal filed by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to appeal while in freedom to a sentence for corruption that remains pending, so the former president should enter the prison and begin compliance of the sentence.