Defeated Presidential Candidate Haddad Says Lula Should be Released in September

Defeated presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said he hoped that former President Lula, held as a "political prisoner" in Curitiba for over 500 days, will be released from prison by the end of September.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "It is increasingly clear to the judiciary that a number of injustices have been committed against President Lula. Many decisions are being reversed and we hope that the decision that convicted Lula will be re-examined because he did not have ample rights of defense and was convicted in the absence of evidence."

Defeated presidential candidate Fernando Haddad issued the speech on Saturday, August 31st, during . . .

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