Bolsonaro recalls that the "prisoner Lula" whom Iglesias defends has 10 open causes
The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, recalled this Saturday that the "inmate" former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva He still has pending accounts with the courts despite the judicial decision on Friday that has allowed his release. One of those who have celebrated the release of Lula's prison is the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, who recalled the corrupt former president in a tweet.
"The vast majority of the Brazilian people are honest, hardworking and we are not going to give space or to make a deal with a prisoner. He is loose, but he still has all the crimes behind him," Bolsonaro said in press statements from the press. Palacio de la Alvorada, official residence of the president of Brazil.
In addition, Bolsonaro has highlighted on Twitter the work of the Minister of Justice, Sergio Moro, who was responsible as a judge to send Lula to prison. The president has subsequently indicated without citing Lula "no ammunition to the scoundrel". "Momentarily he is free, but full of guilt," he has riveted.
The one who has also commented on the release of Lula has been Pablo Iglesias. In full day of reflection, the Podemite has assured that it is "great news" for Latin America. It must be remembered that Lula has 10 pending cases in Brazil, one of them related to the payment of bribes and commissions in the so-called Odebrecht case. However, for Iglesias "they can imprison man but never his ideas."
The exit of @LulaOficial He is late but it is great news for Latin America and democracy worldwide.
They can imprison man but never his ideas. I hope we have the opportunity to see each other soon.
A big hug to you and the Brazilian people. #LulaLivre
– Pablo Iglesias (@Pablo_Iglesias_) November 9, 2019
Moro has also commented on Twitter the release, regretted it, but has called for respecting the Supreme measure. "Fighting for Justice and for public safety is not an easy task. We have to wait for victories and setbacks. We prefer the former and regret the latter, but we will never give up. The decision of the Federal Supreme Court must be respected, but it can be altered." , has indicated.
The former president left Friday in Curitiba prison, where for more than a year and a half he had been purging two convictions for corruption that amount to more than 20 years in prison, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court (STF) that allows him to wait in release a firm judgment of both processes.
Lula was sentenced in July 2017 to nine and a half years in prison for accepting a luxury triplex as payment to the political favors he made to the construction company OAS. Subsequently, the penalty was changed, first to twelve years and one month and finally to eight years and ten months.
Last February, the former union leader received a second conviction for corruption. This time, twelve years and eleven months in jail for the reforms that the construction companies OAS and Odebrecht made in a rural property attributed to Lula in Atibaia, Sao Paulo, also as payment to their political favors.