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Without Reserve, Justice Harasses Lula's Presidential Candidacy

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva  | Photo: Reuters Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva | Photo: Reuters
Brasilia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Without reserve, Brazilian justice is harassing the presidential candidacy of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who has been in political imprisonment for 97 days in the city of Curitiba.
'Legal activism has exceeded all boundaries,' said Senator Lindbergh Farias, of the Workers' Party (PT), on Wednesday night, after it was learned that the federal judge of Parana, Carolina Lebbos, had banned the former president from filming videos or granting interviews for his campaign.

Farias wondered, on social networks, when the judge made a decision instead of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), before which the PT will register Lula's candidacy on August 15.

Brazilian justice authorizes interviews with (the traffickers) Fernandinho

Beira-mar and Marcinho VP, but not with Lula, our country's greatest popular leader, said PT National President Gleisi Hoffmann, who questioned that if this is not persecution, what is it then?

When publishing the information yesterday, the digital newspaper Brasil 247 accused Lebbos of trying to silence Lula, who has been prevented since April 7 from continuing his tours in the Caravan for Brazil to witness the situation of the country two years after the parliamentary-judicial coup d'état in 2016.

According to the magistrate, there is no constitutional or legal provisions that substantiate the right of an inmate to grant interviews or similar acts; while the penal Execution Law establishes that the inmate's contact with the outside world should be through written correspondence, reading and other means of information, she said.

Lebbos also tries Lula as ineligible, although he proclaims himself a pre-candidate.

Yesterday, the president of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Laurita Vaz, denied 143 habeas corpus recourses filed by third parties since Sunday and demanding the former Brazilian president's release.

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