Brazil ex-leader Lula not giving up fight to run in election – lawyer

Brazil ex-leader Lula not giving up fight to run in election – lawyer
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends a protest in front of the metallurgic trade union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil on April 7, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)

CURITIBA, Brazil, September 10 (Reuters) – A lawyer for imprisoned former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday after meeting with the leader in jail that he will continue his legal battle to win the right to run in next month’s presidential elections.

 

Lawyer Luiz Casagrande Pereira said Lula wants to wait until all his appeals are exhausted before the Supreme Court. The lawyer said Lula’s team would continue to press the top court on the recommendation of the United Nations Human Right Committee made up of independent experts that Lula be allowed to run. Courts have already rejected that argument.