Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the father of modern Brazil. Imprisoned by the military dictatorship, he later became the most successful President in Brazil’s history, lifting millions out of poverty and making Brazil’s economy work for ordinary people during 8 years at the helm up to 2011.
On 24 January, a regional appeals court will decide on politically motivated and false charges against Lula. Brazil's hugely unpopular government wants a guilty verdict to stop him standing for election again.
The world is watching. Add your name to stand with Lula!