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A petition demanding freedom for Lula is launched in Madrid

Jul 29, 2019 10:19 AM

Bulletin 523 – People's Committee in Defense of Lula and Democracy

Straight from Curitiba – 7/27/2019 – 477 days of resistance – 6:20 PM

1. A petition demanding freedom for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was launched in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, July 25th. The first person to sign it was Congresswoman Maria Dantas, a Brazilian who was elected to Spanish Parliament. The petition demands a reversal of the conviction and the immediate release of the ex-President, who has been the victim of a political imprisonment since April 7, 2018. Read more here:

2. On this Saturday, July 27th the the Lula Livre Vigil hosted the 247 Encounter, an event promoted by TV 247, with a series of activities that were held together with the local resistance activists. In addition to much political debate, meditation and cultural activities, Leonardo Attuch, the editor of the news channel, led the traditional greetings to the former President during the whole day. Watch video here:

3. In addition to closely following the political, economic and social conjuncture in Brazil, despite being a political prisoner, Lula is also a voracious reader of the most varied titles. In addition to history books, academic works and novels, the former President likes to read biographies of historic personalities from Brazil and the world. Knowing this, Ceará Governor Camilo Santana (PT) brought Lula a biography of Padre Cicero on Thursday, July 25th. The book tells the story of the catholic leader (1844-1934) whose work and solidarity led to the devotion of millions of Brazilians. The book, Padre Cícero: Poder, fé e guerra no sertão, was written by Lira Neto and released in 2009.