Lula's lawyers appeal against arrest of former president passport

The habeas corpus also asks for an injunction to ensure the right to come and go from Lula, as well as the return of your passport.
27/01/2018 15h01 - Updated 29/01/2018 16h57
Photo: Fábio Vieira

Lawyers of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday appealed the decision of the Federal Court of the Federal District which led to the arrest of the former president passport, claiming that the constitutional right to come and go from Lula was illegally violated without there final judgment of condemnation against him.

No habeas corpus, Lula's lawyers also claim that the judge Ricardo Leite, the Federal Court in Brasilia, He cited in its decision to maintain the conviction of former president for corruption and money laundering by the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region (TRF-4), cutting which has no relationship whatsoever.

“The journey that Lula would do today to Ethiopia to attend the event with world leaders, with return on 29 from January, It had been communicated to the TRF-4 before the day of judgment 24 from January, that did not show any opposition”, says defense Note.

“The intention of Lula to stay resident in the country was endorsed by the launch of his candidacy for president on the last day 25 from January”, They added the lawyers.

The habeas corpus also asks for an injunction to ensure the right to come and go from Lula, as well as the return of your passport.

Early, in the morning, Cristiano Zanin Martins lawyer, representing Lula, PT delivered the passport by the Superintendent of the Federal Police of São Paulo, in compliance with the court ruling the day before that determined the retention of the document and prohibiting him from leaving the country.

The passport delivery of information was confirmed by the Office advice is that Lula.

Former President, condemned by the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region in Guaruja triplex process (SP), I was scheduled to travel to Ethiopia in the early hours of Friday.

Lula, However, canceled the trip after the decision of the Federal District to withhold the document in a process to which the PT responds moved by federal prosecutors for suspected irregularities in the purchase by the Brazilian government of Swedish fighters.


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