We condemn the continued persecution of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was jailed a year ago.
Lula was favourite to win Brazil’s 2018 presidential election until he was jailed and barred from standing, in a move condemned by the UN human rights committee. The election was subsequently won by the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, who has said he hopes Lula “rots in prison”.
Astonishingly, Judge Moro, who oversaw Lula’s trial, has now been appointed as Bolsonaro’s minister of justice.
Lula is a political prisoner. We call for his freedom and stand in solidarity with those struggling for democracy in Brazil.
#FreeLula – #LulaLivre!
The published letter and signatories can be found here
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