Brazil’s Court Blocks Lula’s Possible Imprisonment for Ten Days

Supreme Court grants the former leader an injunction which prevents Lula from being arrested until it can rule on his habeas corpus request.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a day of discussions, Supreme Court Justices in Brazil granted an injunction on Thursday to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva which prevents him from being arrested until the Upper Court can vote on whether to accept his habeas corpus request. The former president could have been arrested to serve his more than twelve-year conviction as early as next week.

“If the delay in the judicial decision is exclusively the fault of the Court, then the party involved (Lula) should not have to bear the burden (of . . .

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