Lula Condemns ‘Rotten Side’ of Brazilian Justice, Prosecutor’s Office, Federal Police

Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said on Friday afternoon, November 8th, after being released from prison in Curitiba, that he never thought he would be out of jail that same day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "There are no words to describe the significance of me being here with you. All my life I've been talking to the Brazilian people, I didn't think that today I could stand here talking to men and women who have remained here for 580 days", said Lula to demonstrators who gathered at the headquarters of the Federal Police.

"Every single day, you were the fuel for democracy that I needed to withstand this".

The order to release the leftist was issued at 4:15 PM by Judge Danilo Pereira Júnior, of the 12th . . .

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