Judicial coup

Print edition : March 02, 2018

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (right) with impeached former President Dilma Rousseff at a rally to launch Lula’s presidential candidacy for the upcoming election in October, in Sao Paulo on January 25. Photo: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP

Posters placed at a bus stop in support of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brasilia on January 22. The posters read: “Lula innocent.” Photo: UESLEI MARCELINO/ REUTERS

Supporters of Lula at a rally in support of his candidacy for the 2018 presidential elections, in Porto Alegre on January 23. Photo: PAULO WHITAKER/ REUTERS

A Brazilian court’s judgment upholding a corruption conviction against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is most likely to win the upcoming presidential election if he is allowed to contest, is widely believed to be politically motivated.
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