STJ majority votes for Temer's release

STJ judges analyzed habeas corpus requests from the former president and Colonel Lima

With three votes so far, the Sixth Panel of the STJ (Superior Court of Justice) has granted habeas corpus relief to former Brazilian President Michel Temer, who has been held in preventive custody in São Paulo since Thursday (May 9), and ordered his release.

The judges have also ordered the release of Colonel João Baptista Lima Filho, a friend of Temer's since the 1980s, who is suspected of being the former president's bribe middleman. The only judge how has not voted yet is Nefi Cordeiro, but his decision should not change the result.

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