Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva is currently traveling through Europe. In Paris, Geneva, Berlin, he makes a stop. The former Brazilian President (2003 to 2010) and trade unionists has a Plan. The 74-Year-old is eyeing a political Comeback. In 2022 he could re-apply for the position as a head of state. He still has a Problem. He is a "semi-prisoner" of the Brazilian judiciary. The Prosecutor's office harassed him for crimes of Corruption. 2019, a court sentenced him to a prison sentence of twelve years and eleven months. A court of appeal increased the sentence even to four years to 17 years and one month in prison.
From April 2018 sass Lula already in prison. Thanks to a decision of the Supreme court, he was able to leave his cell after 580 days. The court decided that Lula must only be in prison if he is convicted. As long as he is in appeal, he is allowed to travel to Geneva. There he spoke yesterday at the UN office of the high Commissioner and trade unions about his Situation, and made the top of the Ecumenical world Council of churches thoughts on topics such as global justice and global peace.
The Ex-President stressed, a state of law existing in Brazil, the President-in-office of Jair Bolsonaro, the processes are a political Farce that democracy on suffering, social inequality waxes. Before his departure, he told a Brazilian journalist: "A Gang is trying to demonize me of a mafia boss style."
Yesterday evening Lula in the Geneva press club appeared, accompanied by trade unionists and lawyers. His followers celebrated their heroes with a concert of drums and chants such as: "freedom for Lula," and "Our President is Lula". He didn't want to be emotional, but chants and greetings be to him, has been daily offered in front of his prison cell and would have helped him to survive every Gefängnistag, said Lula. A liar would have brought him to prison. "And if someone has committed a crime, then there were these people", he scolded. It is not about corruption, but about the fact that he had helped the poor. One of his criminal judge, he said: "You have to judge me, because you're already gone much too far and not a step back can make."
Lula spoke quickly and steadily, without a script, tigerte with the microphone from right to left, but looked tired and beaten. His voice sounded hoarse. However, he stressed that he was 74 years of age, was full of energy and feel like a 30-Year-old. A presentation on "inequality" should hold it. But Lula looked back first and foremost on his own political life. "I never would have thought that a worker can become President," he said. To had its political beginnings, the people asked: "Who is this guy with the Beard?" He signaled The during years plugged were defeats hard, but necessary in the fight against inequality. The System of inequality in Brazil is long-standing, the fight for equal pay and education for all would last for a long time. The whole of Latin America have the same Problem: "people can't share."
"We must not be to Algorithms," warned Lula. Donald Trump has become, thanks to an electoral distortion President. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to their humanitarian policy under enormous pressure. He asks what happens if the French Emmanuel Macron choose again. Lula is concerned. He fights for. He will soon be victorious again.
Created: 06.03.2020, 23:31 PMUpdated Date: 07 March 2020, 08:01