MST Occupations and Demonstrations

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.

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