The Supreme court of Brazil refused to allow ex-President Lula prior to the election

© AP Photo / Nelson AntoineЭкс-President of Brazil, Luiz inácio Lula da Silva. Archival photoThe Supreme court of Brazil refused to allow ex-President Lula prior to the election© AP Photo / Nelson Antoine

Judges of the Supreme court (SC) Brazil rejected the appeal of lawyers of former President Luiz inácio Lula da Silva, who asked to allow his client to participate in the presidential elections in October, the newspaper Globo.

It is reported that one of the judges dismissed the petition on procedural matters. The second appeal concerned the recommendations of the UN Committee on human rights, designed to ensure the political rights of the former President. It rejected the judge explained that the UN document did not concern the criminal aspects of the case of Lula.

Reuters, citing sources close to the politician reported that he is ready to abandon elections in favor of Fernando Addad candidate for Vice-President in a pair with Lulu.

Lula da Silva, was sentenced in January to 12 years and one month in prison, according to the law can not be a candidate. However, the ex-President in may, confirmed that will run in the upcoming elections, in spite of imprisonment. Workers party in mid-August has registered the ex-President as a candidate in the elections of the President.

Since April, the former President is in Curitiba, where he is serving a prison sentence in the corruption case.

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