Brazil ex-president Lula is freed from prison after ruling by top court
He has repudiated da Silva’s party at nearly every turn, vowing that socialists will never again take the reins of the country. “This restores a sense of hope in Brazil,” said Maria do Rosário Nunez, a member of Congress from da Silva’s Workers’ Party. Suspicion that da Silva’s prosecution had been motivated by politics became widespread after Bolsonaro appointed Judge Sérgio Moro, who handled da Silva’s case, as justice minister. Supporters of da Silva, who governed Brazil from 2003 to 2010, began celebrating the ruling hours before he was freed, at a rally outside the police building in Curitiba. Da Silva gave no indication of his thinking as he left from the crowd Friday.