President of STJ denies 143 habeas corpus for Lula of STJ, Minister Laurinda Vaz

Minister Laurita Vaz says that the Judiciary can not serve as a counter for political demonstrations.

Minister Laurita Vaz, president of the STJ (Superior Court of Justice), denied 143 habeas corpus standardized requests that have arrived at court, in favor of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

"This standardized habeas corpus petition was delivered in the Supreme Court of Justice's protocol, during the tight presidential term, with 142 others, in a physical setting, occupying several servers and moving various court organs, overloading the work routine, which was already heavy enough," the minister wrote.

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