Exclusive: I want my innocence,’ Brazils Lula tells FRANCE 24

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 from the federal police headquarters in Curitiba, where he is imprisoned. Lula, who has already served a year and a half in jail for corruption, said he wants to "prove that the liars are the ones who have accused me". "I dont want a lighter sentence, I want my innocence," the 74-year-old former leader told FRANCE 24s Brazil correspondents.


Turning to environmental issues, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said he believes his government "may have had the biggest policies for environmental preservation Brazil has ever had". Asked about the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, Lula did not mince his words: "Bolsonaro doesnt like the indigenous, he doesnt like the rubber tappers, he doesnt like trees, doesnt like the Workers' Party, doesnt like poor people, doesnt like trade unionists."

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