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500 days a political prisoner: Free Lula Now!

Aug 19 2019, 11:32    ITUC

On Tuesday 20 August, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio ‘Lula' da Silva will have been a political prisoner for 500 days. The clamour for his release has not stopped, and nearly 100,000 people have signed the recently launched petition calling for the annulment of the corrupt and bogus trials that sent him to prison, despite the lack of evidence. In reality, Lula was jailed to stop him standing for President against far-right extremist Jair Bolsonaro, because the polls clearly showed he …


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