Lula hopes that the supreme court does not endorse the “messianic attitude” of its investigators
With the country in suspense, the Supreme Federal Court postponed until April 4 its decision on a request for the defense of Lula to prevent him from going to prison and gave guarantees that he will not be detained until he finishes judging the appeal
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday that he expects the supreme court to do justice in the case of corruption that could lead to prison and does not validate the “messianic attitude” of the prosecutors and the judge who investigated and condemned him.
“I hope the court will make a correction and the necessary Justice because it can not allow the messianic attitude of these people, I trust that the day will come when they will apologize,” he said in his Twitter account @LulapeloBrasil.
On Thursday night, and with the country in suspense, the Supreme Federal Court (STF) postponed until April 4 its decision on a request for the defense of the exmandatario to prevent him from going to prison and gave guarantees that it will not be arrested until the appeal is judged.
The decision was the first legal victory of Lula after many defeats, which left him at imminent risk of being imprisoned if next Monday the second instance court of Porto Alegre (south) rejects the last appeal filed for a sentence of 12 years and one month of confinement for corruption and money laundering.
“I have avoided talking about the process in the STF, because I prefer that the lawyers do it, I can only say that I am being a victim of a lie that history will be able to tell the Brazilian people a few years from now,” he added in a long series of messages in the social network, his first reaction to the debate of the eve.
The postponement of the habeas corpus definition presented preventively to prevent him from being arrested once the second instance has been exhausted, as foreseen by the Brazilian legal system, barely gives two weeks of tranquility to the beleaguered Lula present, favorite to win next October’s elections .
In addition to having six other trials underway for a myriad of allegations including influence peddling, criminal organization training and passive corruption, Lula would be barred from running because the local electoral justice precludes the registration of applicants who have a final conviction in the second. grade.
Twice president of Brazil (2003-2010), Lula, 72, is in the south of the country on a pre-campaign tour.
His caravan will end Wednesday in Curitiba, headquarters of the office of Judge Sergio Moro, who condemned him in the first instance, and prosecutors of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), who unveiled an immense network of political-business corruption with Operation Lava Jato .
“There is a collusion, yes, of a part of the MPF with Moro, all this to prevent him from being a candidate, stop protecting yourself with the toga and we are going to dispute the election!”, He challenged them.