4:30 p.m.Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is set to walk out of prison after a judge ordered his release.Federal police have to comply with Friday’s order “with urgency”, the decision says.Da Silva has been detained since April 2018 after being convicted of corruption and money laundering.
The move follows a Supreme Court decision Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted.Da Silva is still appealing the case that put him behind bars, related to the alleged purchase of a beachfront apartment in Sao Paulo state.
The former leader, who governed from 2003 to 2010, had been favored to win the 2018 presidential election, but his conviction prohibited him from running.____1:30 p.m.Brazil’s Supreme Court delivered a ruling that could release almost 5,000 inmates still appealing their convictions, including former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and other powerful figures jailed in a sprawling corruption investigation.
The court decided in a 6-5 vote late Thursday that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted.The decision appears to cover Da Silva, whose attorneys said they will request his release Friday. That move will initially depend on a judge based in the southern city of Curitiba, where the former president is jailed.
The ruling also covers others convicted in cases arising from the so-called Car Wash investigation, which has ensnared dozens of top politicians and business leaders in Latin America’s largest nation. They will now be able to seek release.Prosecutors from the Car Wash probe said in a statement the top court’s decision “goes against the sentiment of repudiating impunity and the fight against corruption.”
Supporters of Da Silva celebrated the ruling, holding up signs saying “Lula,” the name by which the president who governed from 2003 to 2010 is universally known here. Read more: The Associated Press »
THE BIGGEST CORRUPT TO EVER EXIST.. good that he put all his corrupt friends in the supreme court to do things like that Lula was never shown cases of corruption and money laundering, he is a political prisoner to avoid his victory in elections, you lie deliberately, because you do not require Trump to show his taxes ElMundoConEvo
KingTherapy What a horrible turn of events. Convicted by a kangaroo court without evidence. Vamos-la!!! Millions of Brazilians took to the streets today in protest against the ruling of the Federal Supreme Court that will release thousands of corrupt and marginalized people that ended with BRAZIL. SHAME
Shame on that judicial system Lula has already been convicted of 2 lawsuits and responds to 10 more for corruption. He was also accused of being the mastermind of several murders. He was released because the Supreme Court has ruled that criminals in the country can appeal the sentence forever in freedom.
Corruption or not, he did great service to Brazil, reviving its morbid economy. An amnesty is long overdue. Lula é um Ladrão Condenado Ok, mas pq tem um penywise de madureira ali no canto Man of the people. Fes mesmo mato tanta gente nos corredo de ospitais por ter roubado dinhero do nosso povo Soltaram um bandido .
Ele saiu sim, mas continua condenado pelos crimes que cometeu . He was released and endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, report on that, seems like kind of a big deal The heat is about to get turned up. yesss Continua sendo corrupto e condenado. Mudou nada! Aguardem os próximos 6 processos!!! Do you think it is right to change a law to get the head of the biggest corruption scheme in human history out of jail? Remember that it has benefited thousands of corrupt, rapists, murderers, pedophiles. You cannot celebrate. This is a tragedy! Lula remains doomed
Lula was framed. FREE LULA 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Convicted criminal leftist socialist Lula da Silva has been freed from prison after serving just 580 days of a 12-year corruption sentence despite his conviction and a billion kickback scheme of corruption and bribes. Brazil is a paradise for criminals, as always. SHAME!
LulaLivre LulaLibre Still corrupt, still sentenced, still a criminal, still the leader of the largest corruption case in history. But corrupt and charged with murder. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Piada do ano!!.. vem prá cá conhecer os 'pobres' que ele tirou da pobreza!! És do mesmo time dele, adora uma gorgetinha extra, né não...Hipócrita!
*trumped-up conviction Free Lula ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ I never believed for one minute that Lula was guilty. When dicktators take over a country, any adversary is a threat and has to be removed. Fake charges is one way to get rid of your threat. Especially when you have corruption in the judicial branch. Luladrao lulacontinualadrao LulaOReiDoCrime lulaladrao
The Supreme Judge President who released the convicted, used to be his party attorney. Never was a judge before Lula put him there while Brazilian's president. Sad day in Brazil, shame on the comunist environmental from our Supreme Court LulaLivre 💪🏽 danintheoutback BernieSanders already told us! MedicareForAll or bust
It seems the old President can still bribe people, even from behind bars. Lula is the boss of the biggest corrupt gang on the planet! Responsible for the theft of billions from Brazil. Responds to various processes. Who defends this tramp is the accomplice of crime Enfim Lulalivre, Lula da Silva está livre!!!! 🙌🏻🙏🏻😀
My name is Lala and he is Lula.. I have always loved him for his pro-poor governance model. Every where, such good people are being targetted by organised crony capitalist cartels. Wonderful news. Is he on the tke also? The most corrupt in Brazil's history! FALSE CHARGES Shame on you STF! that was a coup against Brazil by the US globalists.
HE IS STILL A MURDER AND A LIAR, WHO PRACTICED CORRUPTION! OUR SUPREME COURT IS A SHAME!!! 90% OF BRAZILIAN DON’T TRUST OUR SUPREME COURT! I GUESS THIS TELLS ALL!!! lula you did great bro FreeLula! This is a great time for our Brazilian Comrades. How a US candidate can be so stupid You should get informed before posting this kind of things! Lula is the most corrupt president in our country history!!
was not a single judge, was a court as corrupt as the corrupt Lula, who enriched with the greatest corruption in the world Bolsonaro is no gem, but Lula was grafter in chief. Lula free and BOLSONARO buceta face in Bolsonaro's followers' tears 🙄no hubo condena...x eso es liberado.... ✌️😉🇦🇷 Love your framing, AP, like he did it, but they were forced to let him go. Pathetic, but comme d'habitude for you guys..
What are the chances he gets elected president, again, in the near future? People tend to pick the less corrupt, but He doesn’t seem to be the less corrupt politician. Shame! LulaLivreAgora Baseada na constituição brasileira ele não poderia ser preso antes do julgamento, houve um golpe no país para eleger um paria e entreguista e manter Lula na cadeia e assim não concorrer
Camarada, se inteire não foi um juiz mas, a corte suprema do país que jugou, entendeu Why are the options in Brazilian politics always corrupt, ineffective Lula-leftitsts or War criminal/earth raping wannabe generalissimos? This article is so wrong, Lula still considering guilt, but the Brazilian Supreme Court change the understanding that the convict should be arrested after the second instance, as it is there in the USA. After this decision not only Lula will be released but also thousands more.
You know it’s a bad idea when Maduro is happy about it. This sir is one of many reasons why you cannot be the president of a free country. False charges Lula continua sendo condenado em 3 instâncias. Lula não é livre! Lula foi solto pelo STF! Assim como outros tantos condenados de colarinho branco. Hienas
Não foi um juiz que mandou soltar, a suprema corte indicada por ele resolveu pagar a conta da indicação e mudou a lei pra que ele pudesse ser solto. I recall learning about this man and the backstory to his imprisonment in the Netflix documentary, 'The Edge of Democracy' - which was an excellent film by the way. netflix petracostal, will we get a follow up to the original? Lula
⭐️⭐️Lula is still a thief, and a bad guy. It was only released because the Supreme Court changed the understanding that prison is no longer made in second instance, this matter is liar, Lula remains the same bandit and may return to prison. billm9 False charges so was he a better president? than the one now
pq tem um palhaço ali atrás KKKKKKKKKKKKKKK Vamos lutar por um país melhor, presidente! Seja bem vindo de volta! 😍❤️ kkkk HE IS INNOCENT TELL THE TRUTH LulaLivreAgora A false conviction determined by a court whose members acted as a political party. The judge today is the justice minister of the evil president Bolsonaro.
LulaLivreAgora ❤️❤️❤️ He should never have been imprisoned in the first place! O Mundo não tem ideia do que esse vagabundo do Lula é capaz. Quando ele for infernizar e roubar sua nação quero ver fdp apoiar. You should clarify that it's a district court conviction. So it's really not a definitive conviction. It still has to be determined if it was a due process by a circuit court and finally by the Supreme Court. Get the facts right to inform your followers.
Great to hear this news. Stay safe LulaLivre It’s not a “brazilian judge”, it was the brazilian supreme court, please inform yourselves better before posting Ícono de América Latina. Lula is free! ✊✊✊ wrong LulaLivre ❤️ LETS FUCKING GOOOOO!!! U mean on his false based on nothing conviction right? Free but not acquitted by justice.
Lula The Best LULALIVREAGORA LulaLivreAgora Love u lula LulaLivre LulaLibre FreeLula AlexJayBrady The article starts by framing it from Maduro's perspective and assuming Lula's conviction was legit. Trayash media ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \\︵ ᵘ \\︵ ª ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \\︵ ʹ ˅ ʳ ᵉ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \\︵ ᵘ \\︵ ª ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \\︵ ʹ ˅ ʳ ᵉ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \\︵ ᵘ \\︵ ª ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ \\︵ ʹ ˅ ʳ ᵉ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ LulaLivre
jgratero Don't mention the fact that they were bullshit charges implemented and created by the US backed far right in Brazil big day 👍🏻 Foi solto por uma manobra do STF. A grande maioria dos brasileiros estão revoltados STFVergonhaNacional Respect one of the legend of Latin America, please! LulaLivre LulaTaSoltoBabaca
❤️💪 Disgusting and shameful 🤮 As vacas aguardando o sapo cachaceiro.🐸 a Lili cantooooou 💜💜💜💜 He was a thousand times a better President than Bolsonaro. But I might be lowballing it. Love You LulaOficial Great news Solidarity LulaOficial 💚 Thanks to our Merciful God, and also to you Bernie that is because by you we got to know that Lula has got his freedom from those fascist, oppressive and corrupt regimen!
Finally! I love you, Lula LulaLivreAgora 🥰 ❤️ LulaLibre RichardEvans36 gd right Love ❤️ this man 🥊🥊he will fight back and win You love to see it WassimCornet S**T!!!!!!!!!!!!!! freeallpoliticalprisoners Whoa! 👍 LulaLivreAgora LulaOficial vem para os braços do povo!!!! 🇧🇷 Released so he can pay me off
Brazil Supreme Court Paves Way for Release of Ex-President ‘Lula’Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil may be released from prison as early as Friday, after a ruling from Brazil ’s Supreme Court gave defendants the right to remain free while they exhaust appeals in criminal cases Leve para vocês! It’s about time. He should never have been jailed. He was a political prisoner in a banana republic. He has to straighten it out now. Again
Brazil top court's ruling could free ex-President Da SilvaThe court decided in a 6-5 vote that a person can be imprisoned only after all appeals to higher courts have been exhausted. It's a ruling that can work in favour of the former president.
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Trump ordered to pay $2M to group of nonprofits as part of civil lawsuitThe payment is the final resolution to a case brought by the New York attorney general's office after the Trump Foundation held a fundraiser for military veterans during the 2016 campaign. What about Jeffrey Epstein? What about this one? : BiaReporting BiasMedia He probably won’t pay
President Trump ordered to pay $2M to group of nonprofits as part of civil lawsuitBREAKING: Pres. Trump ordered by New York State judge to pay $2 million to a group of nonprofit organizations as part of a settlement in a civil lawsuit stemming from persistent violations of state charities laws. Like that's going to happen. Add it to all of his outstanding debt. He's a conman.
Trump ordered to pay $2 million for misusing his charitable foundation: reportsPresident Donald Trump has been ordered by a judge in New York to pay $2 million for misusing his charitable foundation, the Associated Press and CNN... Our mission at is to build the social news network that ends fake news. Follow us Overlooked_Inc And Hillary. Who had billions disappear. She’s ordered to pay $$?