In regard to the acceptance of the Operation Zelotes complaint by the 10th Court, former President Lula’s Defense clarifies:

“Former President Lula’s innocence must be acknowledged in this proceeding as well since he did not commit any illicit act.

The complaint filed by the Federal Attorney’s Office has no probable cause that a crime was committed and must be seen as part of the lawfare that has been practiced against Lula, making use of legal procedures for political persecution purposes.

The former President never requested, accepted, or received any amount in exchange for performing or failing to perform any official act as the Brazilian President.”