Brazilian Supreme Court ratifies bias of judge who convicted Lula

Edited by Ed Newman
2021-04-23 13:08:13


Moro violated the former president's rights repeatedly, such as by recording his conversations with his lawyers. | Photo: Prensa Latina

Brasilia, April 23 (RHC)-- A vote of the Brazilian Supreme Court has ratified by seven votes in favor and two against the bias of Judge Sergio Moro, who convicted former Brazilian president Lula da Silva for alleged corruption.

The decision comes after a vote of the plenary of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), formed by 11 ministers, but the trial was stopped when there was a minimum majority, reaching seven votes against two and having analyzed a new appeal on the partiality of the Brazilian judge, specifically in the Triplex case of Guarujá.

Thus, the legal war against the former president is definitively dismantled, who recovers all his political rights, among them, the possibility of standing for election next year.

For its part, the Workers' Party, to which the former Brazilian president belongs, published on its official Twitter account a video of the celebration before the result with the hashtag LulaInocente.

The president of the leftist political group Gleisi Hoffmann also reacted to the court decision, expressing: "The majority of the Supreme Court did justice: Moro was a suspect judge, Lula is innocent of the charges and has full political rights. 5 years of struggle were worth it!"

Now, Lula's defense may make other appeals to have the former judge's bias also reviewed in his actions in several specific cases against the former president, but the evidence gathered by Lula's defense will not be estimated in those new appeals, which would start to be analyzed from scratch.


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