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UN Committee VP: Decision on Lula's Politcal Rights is "Legally Binding"

Sarah Cleveland, vice-president of the UN Human Rights Commission, has condemned statements made by Brazilian officials following the UN's determination that the state should “take all necessary measures” to allow Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to “exercise his political rights” as a candidate in the October presidential elections.

Brazil: PT Slams 'Lawfare' Against Lula, Weighs Legal Actions

“It's difficult to point out who acted in the most shameful way” said the president of the Workers' Party (PT), Senator Gleisi Hoffmann, regarding the weekend legal events that kept former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison despite a release order. “Why don't they immediately arrest the Brazilian people that want Lula free and Lula president?” Hoffmann rhetorically asked, adding that she is “sad that the country has to be ashamed of its judges.”

A Bold Gov't Plan: Lula's Proposal to Brazilians

Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The former president and presidential pre-candidate of the Workers'' Party (PT) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a political prisoner for 41 days now, is working on the elaboration of a ''bold government plan'' that he will propose to Brazilians.
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