Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Part 2 - Judicial Farce
Those who accused me in Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash) know that they lied, because I never owned, never had possession, nor spent one night in the Guarujá apartment. Those who condemned me, Sérgio Moro and the TRF-4 judges, know that they set up a judicial farce to arrest me because I was able to prove my innocence in the case and they were not able to present proof of the crime that they accuse me of.
To this day I ask myself: where is the proof?
I was not treated by the prosecutors of Lava Jato, Moro and TRF-4 as a citizen equal to everyone else. I have always been treated as an enemy.
I do not cultivate hatred or hold any grudge, but I doubt my executioners can sleep with a clear conscience.
Against all injustices, I have the constitutional right to appeal out of jail, but this right has been denied to me so far, for the sole reason that my name is Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
That is why I consider myself a political prisoner in my country.
When it became clear that they were going to take me in by force, without crime or evidence, I decided to stay in Brazil and face my executioners. I know my place in history and I know the place reserved for those who persecute me today. I am sure that justice will make truth prevail.
In the caravans I recently took part in, along Brazil, I saw hope in people’s eyes. And I have also seen the anguish of those who are suffering with the return of hunger and unemployment, malnourishment, school dropout, rights robbed from workers, destruction of the constitutionally guaranteed policies of social inclusion, that are now denied in practice.