|Brazil's Supreme Court judging habeas corpus of ex-President Lula da Silva|
The Brazilian Supreme Court has decided that ex-President Lula must start serving a 12 year jail sentence for corruption. He had filed a habeas corpus request to delay his prison but the court verdict denied it.
Lula always denied any wrongdoing during his terms (he governed Brazil from 2003 to 2011) and said it is just part of a coup to take him out of the presidential run where he figures as a frontrunner in the next election, due to occur in October.
Now, the Supreme Court decision will go back to the Lower Court where it started. This court is also expected to issue a warrant arrest in the coming days and so, the judge who commenced all this investigation, Mr. Sergio Moro, will decide where Lula will serve his jail term.
Everything started during the investigation named “Car Wash” where an endemic corruption by politicians, businessmen, and several spheres of public services were discovered by federal judges, police and prosecutors.
|ex-President Lula da Silva|
Friend of the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, as well as the Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro and several others leftists and communists leaders, Lula is member of the socialist party “Partido dos Trabalhadores” - the Work Party - which has been almost dismantled last years, during several investigation by Federal Police, where the main leaders of this party where found guilty of embezzlement, money laundering and corruption.
The Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro, is the only President to send him a message of support after the Supreme Court verdict.
Just a note: if you would like to see what’s “Car Wash” operation, watch “The Mechanism” on Netflix. This series give us a good insight how everything started and how corruption work in Brazil.