Senator Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has demanded the freedom and end of the persecution of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva by referring to private conversations between ex-judge Sergio Moro and Lava Jato’s prosecutor, Deltan Dallagnol, which would reveal a conspiracy against the former head of state.
“The accusation against Lula collapsed, they have to end the persecution against him and he must regain his freedom,” Cristina Fernández said from her Twitter account.
La guerra mediática-judicial contra los lideres de la oposición en América Latina quedó al descubierto. La acusación contra @LulaOficial se desmoronó. Tiene que finalizar la persecución contra él y debe recuperar la libertad.https://t.co/gpEDImbHQR
— Cristina Kirchner (@CFKArgentina) June 10, 2019
The legislator framed as a “mediatic-judicial war against the leaders of the opposition in Latin America” the direction of the Lava Jato investigation to end Lula’s presidential aspirations, which was first in the polls ahead of the general elections in October until it was disqualified by the Superior Electoral Court.
The digital media The Intercept Brazil published on Sunday private conversations on the Telegram platform, registered between 2015 and 2018 between Moro and Dallagnol and between the prosecutor and his colleagues, to prepare the complaint against Lula that would end with the former president in jail.
The Worker’s Party (PT) of Lula considered that the messages are proof of the judicial farce mounted to incriminate the former president and remove him from the presidential race, and said that this new information should serve to cancel the sentence.
Lula has been serving a sentence of eight years and ten months in jail for corruption and money laundering offenses since April of last year, but having already completed one sixth of his sentence, could go to a semi-open regime in the coming months.
However, the former ruler has other processes pending that, if they ended up becoming new sentences, would prolong his time in prison.
Moro is currently the Minister of Justice of the current president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, which according to the PT was a reward for having facilitated the path to the presidency of the leader of the extreme right.
Translated by JRE/EF