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UN denies Lula's request for emergency action against his imprisonment

Thursday, May 24th 2018 - 07:03 UTC
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The United Nations Human Rights Committee has denied a request by Brazil's ex-president Lula da Silva seeking emergency action against his imprisonment, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Lula, currently serving a 12-year sentence over corruption, asked the committee to impose so-called “interim measures” -- a step the UN panel only takes when there is evidence an accused person is facing grave, irreparable harm. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    A secondary reason would be he has not exhausted all his Brazilian appeals.

    May 24th, 2018 - 10:04 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    Can't say they're wrong; he's already in prison and not at risk of anything worse. What are they going to do even when they finally get round to considering his case? Send Brazil a strongly worded letter?

    May 25th, 2018 - 09:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    ”Brazil's popular leftist former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, due to begin precandidacy for the presidency on May 27, is the subject of a new United Nations investigation into whether his judicial rights have been violated.
    On Tuesday, the United Nations Committee for Human Rights (UNHCR) said it was initiating a formal investigation into violations against basic judicial guarantees in Lula's case.”

    May 25th, 2018 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    So what if the UN denies; he KNOWS who to turn to next!

    May 26th, 2018 - 01:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    Re: UNHRC
    ”While the committee “did not consider Lula's life is at risk,” they strongly urged the Brazilian government to treat him in a way “that would not frustrate the committee's decision were it to decide in his favor.”
    It signals that the Brazilian government, led by Senate-imposed president Michel Temer, should: “take Lula out of solitary confinement; give him access to medical treatment appropriate to his medical history; allow him to campaign in the Presidential elections guaranteeing his full political rights; and immediately unfreezing his assets to allow him access to a full legal defence.”
    Failure to comply with these measures indicates that “the government of Brazil would be obstructing the United Nations Human Rights process and frustrating the results of its final decision.”

    May 26th, 2018 - 02:28 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    It's so relieving to know that UN's Human Rights are now involved! In Brazil, they are already well-known to protect [& very effectively too] the rights of the “Not-Guilty” criminals while the Rights+Suffering of their victims are TOTALLY ignored - by EVERYBODY!

    May 26th, 2018 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    UN's Human Rights ...are already well-known to' protect..the rights of the “Not-Guilty” criminals.
    Firstly Bonehead, you can't have a 'not guilty criminal' as that is a complete oxymoron. You used a plural 's', so other than them properly functioning as the UNHC on behalf of Lula. On who else's behalf are they working for in Brazil?

    May 26th, 2018 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))


    I DID expect you to miss The Point!

    May 27th, 2018 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    This is what you claimed, but since your unable to substantiate it can be dismissed as BS.
    “UN's Human Rights ...are already well-known to' protect..the rights of criminals.”
    I didn't miss the point, it's you who is avoiding it.

    May 27th, 2018 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))


    As you did not notice; the point was: “ they are already well-known to protect [& very effectively too] the rights of the “Not-Guilty” [not guilty because the verdict as always ”NOT GUILTY“] criminals while the Rights+Suffering of their victims are TOTALLY ignored - by EVERYBODY!”

    May 28th, 2018 - 10:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “The point was” that you make an assertion while providing no proof.
    Ei incumbit probatio qui dicit, non qui negat (the burden of proof lies with who declares, not who denies)
    “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” Christopher Hitchens
    So we can consign it to the 'garbage in garbage out' tray.

    May 28th, 2018 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    I'm sorry. I didn't know that you were so blind!

    May 29th, 2018 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    I'm not, nor am I so lacking that I place reliance on cartoons that will be largely incomprehensible to the majority of viewers.

    May 29th, 2018 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    U mean deaf, dumb & retarded too?

    May 29th, 2018 - 01:26 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Terence Hill

    You are the poster boy for retarded illustrators, get the picture?

    May 29th, 2018 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I like his cartoons, even if I have to look up half the words to understand them. They're funny.

    @ :o))
    There's one I want to find again but I can't, it had someone asking Lula where he wants to serve his sentence, and Lula replies 'Planalto' with a big smile. I think Lula was sitting at a desk, maybe with his feet up on it.

    May 29th, 2018 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))


    OMG! Escaped from the Psychiatric Ward - AGAIN?

    May 30th, 2018 - 10:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “The unlawful imprisonment of Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, Brazil’s former president, and the speed with which his false charges were pushed through the courts show how aggressively the country’s rightwing forces are pushing back against the working classes.
    Sergio Moro, a federal judge, sentenced Lula to nine and a half years in prison in July 2017, based on false corruption and money laundering charges.
    Moro claimed Lula was the secret owner of a three-storey apartment allegedly given to him by the OAS construction company in exchange for contracts with the state-owned oil giant Petrobras.
    Across Brazil and the world, legal experts have condemned Lula’s incarceration as unlawful and unconstitutional. This is nothing more than a coup d'état aimed at stopping Lula, whose approval rating runs at 80 percent in some parts of Brazil, from once again governing the country.”

    Jun 01st, 2018 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Gilmar! Where are you?

    Jun 01st, 2018 - 11:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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