The former head of state of Brazil, who was released from prison and convicted of corruption, was once again free.
The Supreme Court's ruling allowed him to be released. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been released from prison after being jailed for corruption. The 74 year old left the police headquarters in Curitiba on Friday and has been serving a sentence at the prison since April 2018 for corruption. The Brazilian judiciary has ordered the release. The responsible judge justified the order, "there is no basis for the execution of the judgment."
This is in follow-up to the decision of the Supreme Court that, in accordance with their convictions in first and second instance, they must be free to use all possible legal remedies. In addition to Lula's likely terms of imprisonment and thousands of prisoners. Lula was found guilty and was awarded a lucrative government contract in return for a mortgage on his beach apartment. At the same time, his sentence has been reduced to more than eight years. The former president and his left-wing labour party claim to be innocent.
Corruption charges describe Lula as trying to prevent her re-election in last year's general election, winning the far right jair bolsonaro. Critics say a corrupt politician has been asked to account to Lula. From 2003 to early 2011, Lula was very popular.