Supreme Court Justice Rosa Weber’s Vote may Determine Lula’s Fate

This will be the sixth time that justices have dealt with the issue since 2009. The outcome could lead to the release of 4,895 detainees, including former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Minister José Dirceu and former PT treasurer Delúbio Soares.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Surrounded by pressure and under alarm from Bolsonarists, the Federal Supreme Court (STF) trial begins today and is expected to last up to three sessions. On the first day, only the court rapporteur and lawyers are expected to speak.

The Supreme Court begins to decide on Thursday, whether or not a criminal whose initial conviction has been affirmed by an appellate court, should begin serving his prison sentence.

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