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Lula Wants Demand for His Release to Be Explained by His Innocence

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is in prison in Curitiba, the capital of the southern state of Parana, wants that when demanding his release, people explain that he is innocent.


Brasilia.- The statement was made by the journalist Nicole Briones, from the Lula Institute, after she visited the former workers leader, who expressed gratitude for the vigil held for more than 300 days near the headquarters of the Federal Police in Curitiba.

"That feeds me with strength every day," said Lula, who instructed to intensify communication to expose its political imprisonment.

According to Briones, Lula "is always thinking of Brazil'"and she described her visit as "another working meeting. One hour that seemed two days due to so much information."

The journalist noted that the former president specifically asked to explain why so many people chant "Free Lula" throughout the world.

"It is Free Lula because he is innocent. Free Lula because no evidence has been produced against him until today," Briones pointed out.

"He is in prison, he is a hostage of the State," she added and noted that after years of investigation and two sentences, there is no evidence against the founder of the Workers Party (PT).

She insisted that people must be convinced that it is Free Lula because "there is no evidence and he was arrested so that he could not be president again."

Briones wondered, "What is the evidence that Judge Sergio Moro produced and Judge Gabriela Hardt presented?"

"We must prove those flaws to the people and that Lula is persecuted by justice," she stressed.

She added that the former president sent a message to the people: "as long as they do not produce evidence, he will continue to speak and defend the people, even where he is."

"People cannot renounce him," Briones noted.

Fighting for the release of Lula, who is in prison due to a judicial farce that attempts against our democracy, is the PT's main responsibility for the country and the Brazilian people, PT National President Gleisi Hoffmann said on Thursday. (PL)

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