Presidential candidate Luiz Incio Lula da Silva (PT) used social media to say that he is not offended when his main opponent, the also presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), calls him a “prisoner”.
“Don’t think that I take offense when Bolsonaro calls me a prisoner. I am the only guy who was convicted of being innocent,” Lula wrote on Twitter.
The candidate also pointed out that “they”, referring to Bolsonaro and his followers, believed the lies of a judge, referring to Senate candidate Sergio Moro (Unio-Brasil), and of a prosecutor, referring to prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol. , but now they don’t know how to apologize.
“Apologizing to those who have character,” Lula said.
This Friday (2/9), PT fulfilled an agenda in Maranho.
Lula and Moro
In 2017, Moro handed Lula a sentence of 9 and a half years in prison for the Guaruj triplex case, increased to 12 years and one month in January 2018 by the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region (TRF4), court of second instance, and then reduced to eight years and ten months in 2019 by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ).
Lula was imprisoned from April 2018 to November 2019 for this case.
The former president was also sentenced to 17 years in prison in another trial started by Moro, but concluded by his successor when the judge left the judiciary to become a minister.
These two convictions were annulled in April 2021 by Minister Edson Fachin, of the STF, for considering the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba to be incompetent to judge the cases, determining that they be restarted in the Federal Court of the Federal District. The decision enabled Lula to run in the 2022 presidential elections.
Also in April, after Fachin’s decision, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) found that Sergio Moro acted with “partial” in the trial that led to former president Lula’s first conviction for corruption allegations.