The order that was handed down on Friday, November 8, 2019, came only 1 day once the country’s Supreme Court dominated that guilty defendants could solely be jailed in the end appeals to higher courts had been exhausted, paving the approach for Lula and another 5,000 prisoners to be freed.
Da Silva, 74, was serving a 12-year sentence for corruption and hiding before a judge ordered for his release.
After his release on Friday, he was greeted by many supporters outside the federal police headquarters within the town of Curitiba, where he has been jailed for 580 days.
In a speech to the gang, DA silva pledged to fight to determine his innocence and excoriated what he known as the “rotten aspect of the judicial system” for “working to criminalize the left”.
He went on to mention “They didn’t imprison a man. They tried to kill an idea,” he said. “Brazil didn’t improve, Brazil got worse. The people are going hungry. The people are idle. The individuals don’t have formal jobs. individuals are working for Uber – they’re riding bikes to deliver pizzas.”
Lula, who served as the country’s leader between 2003 and 2010 would have contested for President in 2018, however his imprisonment barred him from running.