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Brazil Supreme Court Justice overturns Lula’s convictions on jurisdictional grounds

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Edson Fachin, on Monday, March 8th, overturned all four convictions of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, arising from Operation Lava-Jato - among them the triplex apartment in Guarujá. As a result, the ex-president is now eligible to run in the 2022 elections.

In a note, Fachin said he considers that the court of Curitiba, where the proceedings against the ex-president were conducted, has no jurisdiction to judge the case.

The note issued by the office of Justice Edson Fachin:

"Justice Edson Fachin, through an individual ruling, has determined . . .

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