The Democratic Senator rejects President Donald Trump's support to far-right governments around the world.
The United States democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders made statements in favor of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva release during a political rally held in Florence, South Carolina, on August 30.
Since June 9, the Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald has been revealing information that proves that Brazilian authorities carried out unethical and illegal actions to keep Lula da Silva out of the 2018 presidential elections.
When that information was known, Senator Sanders also requested that Lula da Silva be released due to the abuses committed in the judicial process for which he was unduly convicted.
“It is clearer than ever that Lula da Silva was imprisoned in a politicized prosecution that denied him a fair trial and due process. During his presidency, Lula oversaw huge reductions in poverty and remains Brazil’s most popular politician. I stand with political and social leaders across the globe who are calling on Brazil’s judiciary to release Lula and annul his conviction,” Sanders said in a statement provided to The Intercept.