Dodge says the Supreme Lula can not be interviewed in prison

not appear, the prosecutor defended freedom of speech and press, but stressed that, in some situations, there is the possibility to prohibit inmates grant interviews.
19/10/2018 18h04 - Updated 19/10/2018 18h04
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André Richter - Brazil Agency

The Attorney General of the Republic, Raquel Dodge, sent advice on Friday (19) the Supreme Court (STF) against the request made by journalists Monica Bergamo, Sheet S. Paulo, and Florestan Fernandes for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva grant interviews inside the prison.

not appear, the prosecutor defended freedom of speech and press, but stressed that, in some situations, there is the possibility to prohibit inmates grant interviews.

for Dodge, among the purposes of sentencing of prisoners is the purpose of serving the sentence “with discretion and sobriety”. “The fact is that it [Lula] is an inmate in full compliance with pen and not a political commentator”, said prosecutor.

"We conclude that the prohibition of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva grant audio interviews and / or video, despite being restricted their freedom of expression, It is proportional and appropriate measure to ensure that the purposes of the penalty it imposed are implemented, and, therefore, compatible with the legal system of the country ", said.

In the beginning of the month, a war of preliminary decisions on applications ended with the STF President's decision, Dias Toffoli, which prevented the granting of interviews.

Since 7 of April, Lula is serving a 12 years and one month in prison in Curitiba, imposed by the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region (TRF4), the crimes of bribery and money laundering in the case of triplex Guaruja (SP).


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