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

Former president and presidential pre-candidate of the Workers'' Party (PT) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Former president and presidential pre-candidate of the Workers'' Party (PT) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
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.
Lula is very excited with the project guidelines, with desires to reverse the situation in which Brazil finds itself, and to regain self-esteem, especially of the poorest people, those who have needed more, added the former minister Fernando Haddad, responsible for the formulation of the aforementioned plan.

Haddad and the national president of the PT, Gleisi Hoffmann, visited yesterday the former president in the Superintendence of the Federal Police (PF) in the city of Curitiba, where he is imprisoned since April 7, and in statements to the press they praised the state of mind of the former ruler.

He remains strong and determined to face the legal-media persecution of which he is a victim, to prove his innocence and to return to govern Brazil, they emphasized.

Lula is determined to make a third government even better than the first two, said Haddad, quoted by the PT website in the Chamber of Deputies.

Hoffmann, meanwhile, reported that the historical leader of the PT refuses to talk about a possible pardon and maintains that 'the pardon is for the guilty, it is a pardon, and I am innocent and what I want is justice in my process.'

On the other hand, yesterday a judge of first instance decided to deprive Lula of the rights and prerogatives that as former president of the Republic the law assures him, which was interpreted by his defense lawyers as another action that corroborates his condition of 'lawfare' victim.

Even momentarily deprived of his freedom, by an unjust and not definitive decision, Lula needs the support of the staff assigned to him legally, the lawyers Cristiano Zanin Martins and Valeska Teixeira Zanin Martins stressed in a note, who said that the new judicial resolution causes a lot perplexity.

'No judge can withdraw rights and prerogatives instituted by law to former presidents of the Republic,' insisted the defense lawyers and anticipated that the determination of Alberto Gatti Nunes, from Campinas, will be challenged with the adequate resources and the expectation that it will be reversed as soon as possible.

The lawyers recalled that the federal justice of Curitiba blocked Lula's assets and resources, not having values for his subsistence and that of his family, much less to exercise the guarantee of the broad defense envisaged in the Federal Constitution. This new judicial resolution makes it more evident that the former president is a victim of 'lawfare,' a practice consisting of misuse and abuse in the application of laws and legal procedures for the purpose of political persecution, they said.


  • Countries: Latin America

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