Superior Court Judges Today Lula’s Third Appeal Against Conviction

The filed appeal requests acquittal; Panel may accept the appeal, reduce penalty, order house arrest or maintain the current conviction.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Fifth Panel of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) will judge on Tuesday (23rd) the appeal filed by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s defense in an attempt to reverse the conviction on the Triplex case, in Guarujá (SP).

The trial was officially announced by the STJ on Monday evening. Lula was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months in prison on July 12, 2017 in connection to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?