Brazil court rules judge who convicted ex-president Lula was 'biased'

Brazil court rules judge who convicted ex-president Lula was 'biased'

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-24 12:05

BRASILIA (AFP) - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday (March 23) that judge Sergio Moro was "biased" in convicting ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption in 2017, a new victory for the left-wing leader as he eyes a political comeback.

The 3-2 ruling by the court's second chamber came two weeks after one of the court's justices annulled Lula's corruption convictions on procedural grounds, clearing the way for him to mount a potential run against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro next year.

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