Politics 09-07-2018

Minute by minute: Possible release of Lula in Brazil

The president of the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), Thompson Flores, decided to keep Lula prison.

Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could leave at any time in prison after the decision made this Sunday by the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4) of Porto Alegre.

Lula spent 90 days in detention at the headquarters of the Federal Police of Curitiba, state of Paraná (south), after being accused of alleged acts of corruption and sentenced to 12 years and one month in prison.

President of the TRF4 maintains prison of Lula

The president of the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), Thompson Flores, determined that the case returns to Judge Gebran Neto and that therefore his decision to maintain the prison of Lula is valid.

They denounce that the police do not want to free Lula

The federal deputy Paulo Pimenta denounced through his Twitter account that the police "does not want to comply with the court order to release Lula."

At the same time, he denounced "a perverse maneuver that involves judges, magistrates and MPFs so that the law is not carried out." It is a crime against the democratic rule of law that we are seeing here within the FP in Curitiba.

For its part, the president of the Workers Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffmann, also complained that the police are taking time to comply with the decision to proceed with the release of the former president.

"PF says it is in the last procedures to release! How long? To articulate another illegal, anti-procedural reaction of the executioners of TRF4 and Sergio Moro? It's been 1 hour! To free Lula!", Said.

125 jurists warn that Moro and Gebran are outlaws

A statement in support of Lula signed by 125 jurists states that: "The coatora authority, in the case, the Federal Judge Sergio Moro, can not prevent compliance, under penalty of committing the crime of prevarication, provided in article 319, of the Penal Code".

"The Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy and all the democratic jurists, constituted by professors and professors, lawyers and lawyers, academics and academics and others related to the legal area, who are the undersigned, come to the public to defend democratic institutions and order legal, which conforms to the guarantees and fundamental rights of citizensOnce the order has been granted and the writ of habeas corpus has been granted, within the strict competence of the shift debarker, its immediate execution corresponds to the legitimate subjective right of the patient to freedom ", concludes the letter.

Judge Favreto determines that Lula must be released in one hour

The judge issued a new sentence ratifying his previous decision, stating that Gebran Neto can not annul it and gave a period of one hour for the Federal Police to release Lula.

Governor of Maranhão expresses support for Lula

Lula reported from his Twitter account that the governor of Maranhão, Flávio Dino, denounced the "vale todo" of justice.

"At the same time, a first-degree judge did not prevent a second-degree judicial decision from being carried out, whatever it was, good or bad, and in 28 years of professional performance, I've never seen anything like it," he said. governor in his social network.

"At the same time, there was only one judge on duty, previously appointed and with an advance publication, now everything is good and the law of the strongest prevails, even if it is the death of the law," he added.

Attempt to suspend the measure

For his part, Judge João Pedro Gebran Neto signed an order to suspend Favreto's judicial decision and prevent the release of Lula.

Camp in Curitiba for the release of Lula

In front of the headquarters of the Federal Police of Curitiba, of the state of Paraná (south), there are parliamentarians and members of the PT, political group of Lula , waiting for the immediate release of the Brazilian leader.

Likewise, organizations and social movements focused on the place to continue the vigil they have been carrying out for 90 days and to accompany the exmandatario once he is released.

Sergio Moro, judge of first instance, responds

However, Judge Sérgio Moro requested that this decision not be fulfilled, despite being a magistrate of first instance while Favreto is second, so the last one should prevail, as explained by the deputy of the Workers' Party (PT ), Wadih Damous.

Decision of the Court

Rojas Favreto, who indicated the suspension of compliance with the sentence, was accepted by the petitioner of habeas corpus filed by parliamentarians and the defense of the Brazilian president.


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