Judge Edson Fachin argued that the court in Curitiba, southern Brazil, which brought all lawsuits against Lula, had no jurisdiction. The cases will now have to be reopened by a federal court in Brasilia. According to the news agency Reuters, the Brazilian Attorney General announced that he would appeal the decision immediately.
If the decisions are not restored by the federal court in Brasilia, the still popular leftist politician may run for next year’s presidential election.
Lula, who was President of Brazil from 2003 to 2011, always accused the corruption charges against him as politically motivated. In one case, he had already started a prison sentence of several years in April 2018.
Lula is on a large scale again from November 2019. According to Reuters, his criminal record makes it impossible for Lula to run for president again at this time.
His lawyers requested his release after the Supreme Court’s ruling that the culprits could not be detained until all legal remedies had ended.
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