After Brazil's former President Lula da Silva was denied release from prison despite a judge accepting his habeas corpus request, the International Human Rights Foundation declared him a political prisoner.
Brazilian presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has released another letter to his supporters in celebration of International Workers' Day - telling them to "continue to resist together because we're fighting this just cause for democracy, for the rights of the people."
An external commission of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies will check today the conditions in which ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is detained in Curitiba, confirmed legislator Paulo Pimenta.
The Federal Regional Court of the Fourth Region (TRF4) today rejected the last appeal presented by the defense attorneys for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in that instance.
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel's campaign to nominate former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize has amassed over 180,000 signatures. The campaign, which was launched on Change.org last week, had aimed to reach a total of 150,000 signatures.
Over 200 thousand signatures support former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize, while he is on his sixth day of incarceration in the city of Curitiba.
Social and political organizations of the continent called today for new mobilizations to demand the release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, who received numerous demonstrations of support at the People''s Summit.
Lula's crime is also the crime of the left, as global rightwing forces impose their destabilizing hegemony in the region.
Brazilian Worker's Party President Gleisi Hoffmann said demonstrators will maintain the vigil at the camp outside of the Curitiba prison until Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is released.
The UN Human Rights Council is looking on Saturday into a precautionary measure presented by defense lawyers to prevent the arrest of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to prevent his imprisonment till the end of the judicial process.