A man was arrested in Brazil for threatening to kill President Lula on social media

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The individual was arrested “in flagrante” after publishing a comment in which he encouraged the assassination before the president's visit to the city of Boa Vista in Roraima to learn about the situation of the Yanomami indigenous people

A man was arrested in Brazil for threatening to kill President Lula on social networks

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Brazilian police detained a man in Boa Vista, in the north of the country, for threatening to kill Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on social media, one day before for the president to travel to that city to find out about the situation of the Yanomami indigenous people, official sources reported this Saturday.

The individual was arrested “in flagrante delicto” on Friday night for “encouraging” the murder of the president through “a comment he made on a social network,” according to the Federal Police. in a statement.

According to the institution, it said that it was “the moment to put a bullet in the head” of Lula, in a publication announcing the visit of the leader to Boa Vista, capital of the Amazonian state of Roraima, for this Saturday.

The detainee was taken to prison, where he will remain at the disposal of Justice, the information added.

Lula, who assumed power on January 1 , meets the agenda this Saturday in Boa Vista to learn in situ about the serious humanitarian situation in which the Yanomami indigenous people find themselves, who face various cases of child malnutrition and malaria.

In recent days, a dozen Yanomami children have been transferred to hospitals in Boa Vista in serious condition.

A man was arrested in Brazil for threatening to kill the president Lula in social networks

Indigenous of the Yanomami ethnic groups

In response, Lula's government declared a state of “sanitary emergency” in the Yanomami indigenous land, which is the largest in Brazil, given the medical “lack of assistance” in recent years, coinciding with the mandate of former far-right president Jair Bolsonaro ( 2019-2022).

Meanwhile, the Brazilian Supreme Courtl ordered the indefinite preventive detention of 942 of the 1,406 followers of former President Jair Bolsonaro arrested for the coup attempt on January 8.

The magistrate Alexandre de Moraes, the investigator in the case, concluded the analysis of the custody hearings for those detained in flagrante delicto, who will be placed in pretrial detention, a precautionary measure that does not stipulate a term for a sentence.

Another 464 people were protected with precautionary measures and will answer before the Justice in “provisional release”, but subject to various conditions, including the use of electronic anklets to be monitored and weekly presentation before the authorities.

According to the high magistrate, who on Wednesday gave a partial balance of the hearings, “the conduct was illegal and graves, with the intention of, by means of violence and grave threats, preventing the exercise of the constituted constitutional powers”.

A man was arrested in Brazil for threatening to kill President Lula on social media

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrate against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva < p class="paragraph">“There is evidence in the records (of the process) of the effective participation of those investigated in a criminal organization that acted to try to destabilize republican institutions,” said the magistrate.

In addition, Bolsonaro asked the electoral justice system to disregard in its investigations into the October presidential campaign the draft decree that he proposed a review of the elections and which was found in the house of his former Minister of Justice.

The draft presidential decree dated 2022 “was never published, nor was it going to be”, justified the defense of the far-right ex-president in a response sent on Thursday to the electoral justice.

The defense argues that the document “is apocryphal , he never left the private residence of third parties, he was not published or publicized (…) he never went beyond the level of cogitation”.

The Supreme Electoral Tribunal is investigating whether the former president committed abuse of political power during the October presidential campaign.

(With information from EFE)

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