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IN A LETTER TO GLEISI, LULA CELEBRATES VICTORY: ‘STF DEMORALIZED LAVA JATO’
Former President celebrates Gleisi’s acquittal in the 2nd Supreme Court: “for the first time, the STF has clearly reacted to the delinquency industry in a concrete case, demoralizing the Lava Jet’s speech and praxis”; Lula asks: “Who will apologize to you for four years of false accusations?”; and concludes: “From victory to victory, let us rebuild this country and restore hope in democracy, justice and equality”; read the full
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247 – Former President Lula wrote a letter to PT’s national president, Senator Gleisi Hoffmann (PR), in which he commemorates Gleisi’s acquittal in the Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday. “For the first time, the STF reacted clearly to the industry in a concrete case, demoralizing the Lava Jet’s speech and praxis, “he says.
Lula says he received the news with “much joy”, he asks: “Who will apologize to you for four years of false accusations?” And he concludes: “From victory to victory, let us rebuild this country and restore hope in democracy, justice and equality.” Check out the entire letter:
“Dear companion Gleisi Hoffmann,
I received with great joy the news that the STF unanimously declared you and your partner Paulo Bernardo innocent in the face of false accusations by Lava Jato and the Attorney General’s Office.
The lies of the informers and prosecutors were so evident that there was no other possible decision, despite the immense pressure of Rede Globo to condemn it.
It was almost four years of false and partial news. They never took into account the arguments of the defense nor the contradictions between the statements of the informers, who changed their version every time their lies were overturned by the facts and the investigation.
And you have faced all this pressure with the indignation of the innocent and the courage of those who fight for truth and justice. You’re strong, you’ve always stood by the people, you’re the president of the Workers’ Party. That’s why they tried to destroy you in a judicial farce.
In his trial on Tuesday, his defense showed that Lava Jato built a false report from testimony negotiated with criminals in exchange for criminal and even financial benefits.
And for the first time the STF reacted clearly before the industry of the delations in a concrete case, demoralizing the speech and the practice of Lava Jet.
His acquittal, won by unanimity, says much about his integrity and reputation as an honest person and leader in politics.
More than that, it was an important victory for democracy and the rule of law over those who have tried to impose an exception regime against the PT and the most expressive popular and democratic forces in the country.
And now I ask myself: who is going to apologize to you for four years of false accusations, newspaper headlines and Rede Globo, which caused so much suffering to you, your family, your friends, and your companions?
I expect nothing from those who falsely accused you. But I am sure that the Brazilian people will know how to recognize their example of courage and integrity to face the machine of lies of Lava Jato and TV Globo.
And so, from victory to victory, let us rebuild this country and restore hope in democracy, justice and equality.
Save companion Gleisi, save innocent companion!
The truth will always win!
A big hug from Lula “
Curitiba, June 20, 2018