RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said from the Federal Police Headquarters, where he is serving a prison sentence for corruption and money laundering, that the South American country is now ruled by a "bunch of nuts" People.
Da Silva, who ruled Brazil from 2003 to 2010, said Brazilians should look in the mirror after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has attracted worldwide attention with his pledge to open the Amazon region Development and Comments which are considered offensive to minorities and the LGTB community.
"We will make a general self-criticism in this country. This country can not be ruled by the bunch of crazy people who rule it, "da Silva, commonly known as Lula, said in an interview with the El Pais and Folha de S. Paulo newspapers." The country does not deserve this and does not The people's leader does not deserve this. "
The leader of the Labor Party has been held in the city of Curitiba since April 2018, after a second court had ratified the sentence he had sentenced former judge Sergio Moro, who is now Brazilian Minister of Justice was convicted of corruption and money laundering in a beachfront apartment that prosecutors have received from a construction company against lucrative government contracts. "
" I'm obsessed with exposing Judge Moro and those who have condemned me to the farce in the Ministry of Justice United States, "said the ex-president in the first interview, which has been approved by the authorities since his detention order was.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court reduced the sentence unanimously by the former president of 12 years to eight years and 10 months. If he does not receive new prison terms by then, he could enter a semi-open prison regime in September.
Although he criticized Moro, the Brazilian President was also found guilty by a second court and the Federal Supreme Court.
"I know my place in history very well, I affirm my innocence," said da Silva.