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17.03.2021

Prosecuting ex-presidents for corruption is trending worldwide – but it’s not always great for democracy

Prosecuting ex-presidents for corruption is trending worldwide – but it’s not always great for democracy

Former presidents are being investigated, prosecuted and even jailed worldwide. In Bolivia, ex-President Jeanine Áñez was arrested on terrorism, conspiracy and sedition charges on March 13. A week before, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to prison for corruption and influence peddling. Israel’s sitting Prime Minister… »

11.03.2021

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

Brazil | Lula after the annulment of convictions: “Never give up”

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the Metalworkers Union, the former president criticized Bolsonaro Geisa Marques, Leandro Melito e Igor Carvalho “The word ‘give up’ does not exist in my dictionary. I learned with my mother: ‘always struggle,’” affirmed former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva… »

25.10.2020

Lula’s defense team denounces another act of persecution against him

Lula’s defense team denounces another act of persecution against him

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s defense team on Saturday denounced another act of persecution against the former Brazilian president, as he was accused for the fourth time in a case related to the Lava Jato judicial operation. Federal Judge Luiz Antonio Bonat, who replaced Sergio Moro, received the accusation against… »

04.04.2019

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil: You Can’t Have Democracy When You Put the Truth in Prison

Brazil’s former president, Lula, will clock a year in prison this week. It is a bittersweet anniversary, not just for Lula, not just for Brazil, but for the idea of democracy. What did Lula do to deserve this time in prison, and indeed what… »

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