Shortly before his release, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva posted a Video on Twitter. It showed him at the gym. Brazil's Ex-President and, until then, probably the most famous prisoner in the country was lifting weights and sweating on the treadmill. Including the song "Eye of the Tiger", known from the movie "Rocky III wummerte". The message of the Videos was clear: Watch out, here I come. And actually: 18 PM local time Lula left da Silva his prison. One of the most controversial chapters in the recent Brazilian history ended and a new began.
Exactly 580 days sass Brazil's Ex-President in prison, convicted because he should have fired them off a construction company a lucrative state orders. In return, he received a luxury apartment, the public Prosecutor, they could not provide for this, but in the end, only circumstantial evidence. The accused denied vehemently all the allegations, however, Lula 2017 was sentenced to a 12-year sentence and, therefore, also from participation in the presidential elections of 2018 are excluded.
once Lula had ruled da Silva, the country, from 2003 to 2010. Thanks to the global demand for commodities, Brazil was experiencing a unprecedented Boom. The state coffers were well filled, and da Silva the money invested in extensive social programmes. Million made it out of poverty, and Lula himself was an icon of the Left. He had a huge fan base all over the country and the best opportunities to be in 2018, once again, to the head of state is elected. His process, Lula has described it as politically motivated – until his departure, made the electoral victory of Jair Bolsonaro is possible.
had promised, thanks to a controversial decision of the Supreme court
The extreme right-wing politicians before taking office, to let Lula in prison "to rot". And hardly Bolsonaro was then President, he made Sérgio Moro, his Minister of justice. The man, therefore, had to be brought in as a judge in Lula, only to be put behind bars.
With all kinds of resources Silva's lawyers tried to get their clients out of prison. First, without success. He is now however, again, due to the left-wing politicians, ultimately, the Supreme Brazilian court of justice. He had repealed a provision that allowed a Condemned man even before the exhaustion of all legal means to imprison. This should be prevented, that a rich defendant further processes with process delay tricks, while they remain in freedom.
This was after the Changes are now possible again, to criticize the critic. But at the same time, the Lula-Fans rejoice, because the judgment of the Supreme court means the freedom for their Idol. Lula's lawyers presented immediately after the decision on Thursday a request for release from detention. A day later marched Lula then through the gate of the headquarters of the Federal police in the southern Brazilian cities of Curitiba, in which he spent the past months locked up. Jubilant Fans greeted him and chanted "Lula livre" – Lula free. The supporters of Ex-President celebrated everywhere in the country, his release from prison.
thanked his supporters and then turned to his opponent. These have not locked up a man, they would have tried an idea to kill. "But ideas don't just disappear," said da Silva.
Want Lula would have to return to politics, his criminal record disappear
Lula's release will change the political landscape in Brazil. How, exactly, is still unclear. Because, once Brazil's Ex-President should keep his criminal record clear, again for political office, be a candidate. Possible that would be a further judgment, the evidence that the former judge and current Minister of justice Sérgio Moro was biased in sentencing.
if Lula to succeed, and he should get back on the Front line actively in politics, chances are good that the Left in Brazil is gaining popularity again. At the same time, Lula's return could also strengthen the President-in-office of Jair Bolsonaro. Many of the votes he got because he had fulminated against Lula and the PT.
Created: 09.11.2019, 13:22 PM