[ti:Brazil's Lula to Go Back to Jail or Run for President] [by:www.ljhzhm.tw] [00:00.00]更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM [00:00.04]Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked out of jail last week. [00:07.60]The Brazilian politician known as Lula was released after the country's Supreme Court [00:14.25]ruled that a person can be put in prison only after all appeals have been tried. [00:22.08]Now, Lula could either return to prison or campaign to again become president. [00:29.72]Current president Jair Bolsonaro is unpopular. [00:33.70]But, Lula's newly found freedom may increase political tension in South America's biggest country. [00:43.40]Also, a group of Supreme Court justices will soon hear an appeal from Lula's defense lawyers. [00:52.56]The lawyers say that the judge who ruled on the corruption charges against Lula did not act fairly. [01:01.56]Judge Sergio Moro sent Lula to jail after finding him guilty [01:07.00]in the corruption investigation known as "Operation Car Wash." [01:12.28]Seventy-four-year-old Lula had been in prison for 19 months of a nearly nine-year sentence. [01:21.44]He is also facing several other corruption charges. [01:27.28]If the Supreme Court justices overturn Lula's several convictions, he will be permitted to run for office. [01:37.04]He might run as the Workers' Party candidate in the 2022 presidential election. [01:44.76]However, if he loses the appeal on any one of his other corruption charges, he could return to prison. [01:54.92]Following last week's Supreme Court ruling, [01:58.12]lawmakers have said they want a constitutional amendment [02:02.91]requiring jail time for a person who loses their first appeal. [02:09.40]Both the Lower house and Senate are examining constitutional amendments on this subject. [02:17.72]However, nothing is likely to happen this year [02:21.68]because constitutional amendments take longer to pass than normal bills. [02:28.96]The charge that Moro ruled unfairly against Lula had been stalled since December of 2018. [02:37.57]At that time, Supreme Court Justices Edson Fachin and Carmen Lucia took a stand against it. [02:46.11]Justice Gilmar Mendes requested another look at the case. [02:51.35]He spoke with Reuters in August. [02:55.80]"Annuling (Lula's) conviction...as a result of (Moro's role), [03:00.20]will lead to a new trial. That could happen," Mendes said. [03:04.77]"The right verdict is not just a guilty verdict. This is not correct. [03:10.23]We have to recognize that we owe Lula a fair trial." [03:16.20]Many Brazilians who voted for Bolsonaro in 2018 support Operation Car Wash. [03:23.36]The wide-reaching corruption investigation started in 2014. [03:30.52]It has found wrongdoing in several South American countries [03:35.28]and has put Lula and other Brazilian politicians in jail. [03:40.96]I'm Jonathan Evans. 更多聽力請訪問51VOA.COM 2019六合图库