Lula to be Freed

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva release has been ordered on Friday one day after Brazil's Supreme Court decided to end the mandatory imprisonment of convicted criminals after they lose their first appeal. 

Curitiba Judge Danilo Perreira Jr. ordered his release after Lula's defense lawyer Cristiano Zanin met with him this Friday afternoon and submitted a request for immediate release.

"Lula has not committed any crime and is a victim of the law, which, in the case of the former president, is the strategic use of the law for the purpose of political persecution," emphasized his lawyers.

More coming soon.

 

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