Paris, May 13 .- The French Communist Party (PCF) denounced a judicial crusade against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and called for multiplying solidarity with the leader.
Faced with this judicial harassment, let us amplify international solidarity with Lula, he stressed in a statement.
The communists recalled that, during his visit in early March to this capital, where he received the status of Honorary Citizen of Paris, the founder of the Workers' Party (PT) warned: I was released, but I am not yet free.
According to the PCF, the recent decision of a Brazilian court to confirm the 17-year prison sentence for corruption, in the so-called Atibaia case , once again demonstrates the campaign to attack the former president, deprived of contesting the country's presidency in 2018 after his imprisonment, in which he spent 580 days.
All this causes great satisfaction to Jair Bolsonaro , who triumphed at that appointment at the polls, whose government shows evidence of total incapacity in the face of the Covid-9 health crisis, he said.
The organization reiterated its solidarity with Lula and with all those in Brazil who defend truth, justice and democracy. (Text and Photo: PL)