Lula's lover tweets 'wait for me' after Brazil court ruling

Supporters of jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrate a Supreme Court decision that may free Da Silva outside Brazil's Supreme C

Earlier, he had posted "Lula Free" on social media, along with a video of himself working out and lifting weights in a gym. Da Silva is still appealing the case that put him behind bars, related to the alleged purchase of a beachfront apartment in Sao Paulo state. "The doors of Brazil will be open for me to travel around the country", he added.

Brazil's corruption scandal, known as Operation Car Wash, initially centred on the state-run oil company Petrobras, but subsequently billions of dollars of bribes were uncovered - and dozens of high-profile business leaders and politicians were jailed.

His lawyer, Cristiano Zanin, said "Our judicial battle continues, our focus is to get the legal case nullified".

He has consistently denied all the accusations against him and claims they are politically motivated.

The leader of Bolsonaro's party in the Senate, Major Olimpio, said the decision was cause of "shame" and that the top court's justices "voted in favor of criminals and against the Brazilian people".

The former leader of the leftist Workers' Party, better known in Brazil by its Portuguese acronym PT, remains a popular figure on the left, whose politicians and voters have ceaselessly called for his release.

Not necessarily. He could exhaust his appeals on either of his current convictions, and there are other cases against him in progress.

Bolsonaro has been unusually quiet about the court´s ruling that could free his nemesis.

Brazil's currency and benchmark Bovespa stock index fell almost 2 percent on Friday, deepening losses in late afternoon trading after the judge's ruling to release the former president.

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Moro, who was the Car Wash trial's judge who sentenced Lula before being appointed justice minister by President Jair Bolsonaro's government, warned before the court's decision that overturning the rule would be a big setback for the fight against corruption.

Now, Lula can remain free as long as appeals of his corruption conviction unfold. Its former CEO said the apartment was reserved for Da Silva.

"I am delighted that he has been released from jail, something that never should have happened in the first place", Sanders tweeted.

Following his release, Lula told his crowd of supporters that the support of his followers were what was needed in order for democracy to thrive.

That could change, however, if the Supreme Court were to decide in a separate case that Moro had been biased.

It is not yet clear what political role Lula may attempt to occupy now he is free.

Lula´s release could invigorate the left and, paradoxically, also help Bolsonaro, who was swept to power in 2018 on a wave of anti-PT sentiment, said Thomaz Favaro of Control Risks consultancy.

Lula will spend his first day of freedom visiting the metalworkers' union he once led near Sao Paulo, Brazil's biggest city.

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