Former President Lula’s attorneys filed with the UN Human Rights Committee an update with the violations committed by Judge Sérgio Moro in the criminal cases against Lula

Attorneys Cristiano Zanin Martins, Valeska Teixeira Martins, and the Australian who also holds British citizenship, Geoffrey Robertson, filed a new document before the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The purpose was to update the committee on the relevant violations that have happened since the petition was submitted to the UN on July 28, 2016, and followed by a response to Brazil on May 22, 2017.

The document was filed on October 5, 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, and is comprised of the judgement delivered on the case of the triplex apartment, which contains gross human rights violations, in addition to declarations made to the media by Mr. Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores Lenz, chief judge of the Regional Federal Appellate Court of the 4th Region, in the city of Porto Alegre.

The document also reports other facts occurring since the last submission to the UN, such as Judge Sérgio Moro’s attendance at the premiere of a film that depicts former President Lula as guilty despite the lack of any definitive decision against him.

“The judgment rendered by trial-court judge Moro is like a prophecy that is fulfilled by investigative judge Moro”, warns attorney Valeska Teixeira Martins. “We entered the judgment into the record in order to update the violations occurring since May of 2017, when we filed the response to Brazil”, she says. To Geoffrey Robertson, Lula should be tried by an impartial judge, as provided for in Article 14(1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. “Lula was tried and convicted by a biased judge, which is unacceptable”, Mr. Robertson says.