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Former Brazilian Minister Amorim Meets With Pope to Dicuss Lula

Brazil's former Minister of Defense and Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, met with Pope Francis in the Vatican early Thursday to discuss the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He was accompanied by Argentina's former Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers Alberto Fernandez and Chile's former Minister of State Carlos Ominami.

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.”

Electoral Court Could Torpedo Lula's Candidature, Media Warns

Brasilia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) could strike a blow to the aspirations of the favorite candidate for the presidential elections of October, the political prisoner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the Brazilian digital newspaper 247 warned today.

Defense Lawyers Expects a Reversal of Lula's Sentence

Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Defense lawyers of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva voiced their hope the 12-year-prison sentence ordered by judge Sergio Moro against the former president will be reversed by a fair, impartial and independent judicial body.

UN Accepts Petition Stating Brazil Judge Violated Lula's Rights

The United Nations has accepted a petition from lawyers of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, claiming that the judge overseeing the Petrobras corruption case had violated Lula da Silva’s rights by charging him with the same allegations several times and detaining him arbitrarily without any evidence.
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