The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba denounces the imprisonment for political ends of compañero Luiz Inácio “Lula” Da Silva, which constitutes a very serious act, an attempt to prevent Brazil's most popular leader from being a candidate for the country's Presidency.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates it solidarity with compañero Lula Da Silva, victim of unjust political, judicial, and media persecution, which has as its purpose criminalizing an emblematic leader of Our America, as well as the political and social forces which have taken the road toward a more just Brazil.
Those incarcerating Lula aspire to reversing the progress and social gains of the Workers Party governments, including that of lifting millions of Brazilians from poverty.
Compañero Lula and the Brazilian people will continue to enjoy the support of governments, organizations, political forces, and social movements in numerous countries of all regions.
Havana, April 7, 2018