Brazilian Politics Society and Economy

By majority vote, Brazil's Supreme Court denies Lula’s request to remain free

Brazil’s top court rules against ex-president’s petition by a 6-to-5 vote; Chief Justice broke the tie

After Chief Justice Carmen Lúcia delivered her opinion in last night’s session (4), by 6-to-5 vote of the Supreme Court of Brazil (STF) ruled against the preventive habeas corpus petition filed by ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s defense team in an effort to prevent judge Sérgio Moro to order his arrest.

Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula

Social movements and other allies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe condemn the political persecution and threat of imprisonment against Lula, the leading candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election. Brazil’s weakened democracy is at stake.

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