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MERCADANTE: LULA CAN ALREADY BE RELEASED, IT IS A RIGHT THAT THE LAW ENSURES
“The decision of the STJ puts Lula under house arrest today, there is nothing September or October, it is today,” ex-minister Aloizio Mercadante told TV 247; “Lula has to go home and it is his right, it is not a concession, it is not a benefit, it is a right that the law assures him regardless of any question,” he added; watch
MAY 4, 2019 AT 06:02
247 – Former Minister Aloizio Mercadante defended, following the understanding of some jurists after the trial in the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) that reduced the sentence of former President Lula, that he has the right to go to the semi-open regime immediately. The statements were made during Mercadante’s participation in the Bom Dia 247 program, with journalist Leonardo Attuch.
“I would like to call attention to two things that are going unnoticed in the press and in the country’s debate.” First, the STJ decision places Lula under house arrest today, there is nothing September or October, today. Paragraph 2 of article 387 of the Penal Code says that if the sentence is from 4 to 8 years it is a house arrest, it is semi-open. In the case of Lula, as it is 8 years and some months and he has already served more than one year, it is less of 8 years what he has to fulfill, so he has to leave today. “
Mercadante highlights the importance of Lula’s trip home. “I want to make this public appeal to all of us to make this campaign. Lula back home, he’s going to have some restriction, but do you imagine Lula can enter 247. Can he be interviewed every day? May, with all ten union centrals united in the Anhangabaú Valley? Lula has to go home and it is his right, it is not a concession, it is not a benefit, it is a right that the law assures him regardless of any issue ” .
This Friday, Lula said in an interview with journalist Kennedy Alencar that he intends to ask in court what he is entitled to, as long as he can continue fighting to prove his innocence. “I want to go home,” he said. Hours later, the former president’s defense issued a note confirming that he awaits the publication of the judgment of the STJ to present the appeals that Lula is entitled to.
He also explains that the accusations of passive corruption and money laundering against Lula were broken up by the decision of Judge Adilson Aparecido Rodrigues Cruz that the contractor OAS and the cooperative Bancoop return money referring to the share of an apartment in Guarujá to the ex – President. “The other thing that is going on unnoticed is that the São Paulo judge ruled that since the apartment is owned by OAS and the cooperative, he was never transferred to Lula, they have to compensate Marisa who bought quotas to acquire this apartment. , this dismantles the thesis of passive corruption and laundering. If Justice acknowledges that the apartment, as it is, documentally, in the Federal Savings Bank and in the registry, was always OAS, what is the crime that Lula committed?
Aloizio Mercadante also commented on the impact of the interview of former President Lula granted to El País and Folha de S.Paulo. “The impact is gigantic, it is for history as it was, in my view, Getulio’s Testament Letter and Samuel Wainer’s interview. It is an interview of a political giant, the most valued president in history, a decisive personality in those four or five decades Lula was at all decisive moments, won two presidential elections, his candidates won two others, built the largest party in the country, the party with the most representation, with all PT problems, with the attacks, is the party with greater popular support. “
Another issue impacted by the former minister was the silence of a portion of the Brazilian press that ignored Lula’s interview. “It is an unprecedented fact, after a year of silence imposed Lula comes and deny this journalistic fact only shows the smallness of a part of the Brazilian press that has abandoned journalism for some time. They joined the coup, sponsored this tragedy that is the Bolsonaro government, were accomplices of this process. You can not discuss this matter, it is a journalistic fact of great magnitude and history will record. internet for 48 hours, on the internet in Brazil.If you look at the history this will continue to be reflected, it will be studied, reflected and debated.It is a gigantic interview. “