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The Federal Justice of Rio de Janeiro has suspended the auction of the six Eletrobras distributors, scheduled for July 26. In a dispatch, Judge Maria do Carmo Freitas Ribeiro cited the injunction granted by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, which prohibited the privatization of publicly-owned companies, mixed-capital companies, and subsidiary and controlled companies without congressional approval on the 27th of June.

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The Second Panel of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided by a majority vote, on Tuesday, June 26, to release former Minister José Dirceu, arrested in the context of Operation Carwash. Dirceu was taken in to serve his sentence on May 18, after exhausting all possible appeals in the 4th Region Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), which upheld the sentence of 30 years and 9 months.

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The defense of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reinforced today (21) in the Federal Supreme Court (STF) request for the suspension of the conviction and issuance of the release mandate. In a case summary presented to court ministers earlier in the evening, lawyers ask that the former president be able to serve house arrest or other precautionary measures if the court understands that the preliminary freedom injunction can not be accepted.

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