The formalization of Sérgio Moro’s political career and the revelation of the conversations maintained with the president-elect campaign summit members whilst in the middle of the presidential campaign definitively prove beyond doubt what we have always stated in the appeals filed with the Brazilian courts and also with the UN Human Rights Committee: Lula was prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned without having committed a crime with the clear objective of preventing him from acting in politics. This is lawfare in its essence, since Lula undergoes intense political persecution through the abuse and misuse of laws and legal procedures.
Lula’s Defense will take the appropriate measures at the national and international levels to reinforce Lula’s right to a fair, impartial, and independent trial.

Cristiano Zanin Martins