The ex-President of Brazil surrendered to the authorities
The ex-President of Brazil, Luiz inácio Lula da Silva on Saturday surrendered to authorities, reports Folha de Sao Paolo.
MEXICO city, April 8 — RIA Novosti. He left the building of the trade Union of metallurgists in the city of Sao Bernardo do Campo, sheltering among the supporters of the last two days, and got in the car of the Federal police.
Previously, he said that he was going to execute the court decision about imprisonment. In the period allotted to him by the authorities (until 23.00 GMT last night), he never surrendered voluntarily.
On Saturday, the judge of the Supreme court of Brazil Edson Fakin refused the appeal Lula da Silva on the decision to place him in jail. This decision upholds the verdict of the judge Sergio Moro about the possibility of making Lula’s custody. Friday the previous instance, the Supreme court of Brazil, also rejected the counsel of Lula in two appeals.
In January, Lula da Silva was sentenced for corruption for 12 years and one month in prison.