Lula refuses to trade dignity for freedom

As former President’s case comes up to the Supreme Court, corrupt prosecutor Delton Dallagnol tries to strike a deal to transfer him to semi-open regime. In a note read to the public today, Lula refuses the offer. “I won’t trade my dignity for freedom he says.” The letter reads as follows:

To the Brazilian people

I won’t trade my dignity for my freedom.

All the Car Wash Prosecutors should really do is to apologize to the Brazilian people, to the millions of unemployed people, and my family, for the harm they have done to democracy, to justice, and the country.

I want you to know that I won’t accept bargaining with my rights and my freedom.
I have demonstrated that the charges against me are false. They are the ones who are trapped in the lies they have told Brazil and the world, and not me.

Faced with the arbitrary acts committed by the Prosecutors and by Sergio Moro, it is up to the Supreme Court now to make amendments so that there be independent and impartial justice, as it is entitled to every citizen.

I am fully aware of the decisions I have made in this procedure and I won’t rest until truth and justice prevail again.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Curitiba, September 30, 2019


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Brian Mierhttp://progressivebrazil.tumblr.com/
Writer, geographer and development professional who has lived in Brazil for 22 years. Former directorate member of the Fórum Nacional de Reforma Urbana (National Urban Reform Forum). Has lived in São Luis, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Author of “Os Megaeventos Esportivos na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro e o Direito á Cidade” (CEPR/Ford: Rio. 2016). Editor of "Voices of the Brazilian Left" (Sumare: São Paulo. 2018). Irregular correspondent for the Chicago radio show This is Hell.

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