The Brazilian Justice issued indefinite preventive detention for 942 Bolsonaro followers after the attempted coup
Another 464 people were protected with precautionary measures and will respond to the court on provisional release, but subject to various conditions, including the use of an electronic anklet to be monitored and weekly presentation to the authorities
The Brazilian Justice issued indefinite preventive detention for 942 Bolsonaro supporters after the attempted coup. (AP)
The Brazilian Supreme Courtl ordered the indefinite preventive detention of 942 of the 1,406 supporters of the former president Jair Bolsonaro detained for the coup attempt on January 8.
The magistrate Alexandre de Moraes, investigating the case, concluded the analysis of the custody hearings of those arrested in flagrante delicto, who will go to preventive detention regime, a precautionary measure that does not stipulate a term for a sentence.
Another 464 people were protected with measures precautionary measures and will answer to the Justice in “provisional release”, but subject to several conditions, including the use of electronic anklets to be monitored and weekly presentation before authorities.
According to the senior magistrate, who on Wednesday gave a partial balance of the hearings, “the conducts were illegal and serious, with the intention of, through violence and serious threats, prevent the exercise of the constituted constitutional powers”.
“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 the republican institutions”, said the magistrate.
Another 464 people were protected with precautionary measures and will answer to 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. (AFP)
De Moraes indicated that those involved are in pretrial detention for participating in “acts of terrorism” and “destruction of public property” and they will answer for the crimes of “criminal association, violent abolition of the democratic rule of law and coup d'état”.
Also they were charged with “threat, persecution and incitement to crime”, according to a statement from the Supreme Federal Court (STF).
On January 8, thousands of extremists who do not accept the defeat of Bolsonaro in the second round of elections on October 30, they invaded and destroyed the Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential Planalto Palace b>.
military intervention to overthrow the current president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who won with 50.9% of the valid votes.
< p class="paragraph">Another 684 people, according to the Federal Police, were released for “humanitarian reasons”, because they were elderly, sick or women with children , but their names were also included in the investigations.
Bolsonaro, who traveled to the United States two days before the end of his term and the transmission of command, he is being investigated by the Brazilian authorities on suspicion of instigating the attack.
The former president , who for years sowed doubts about the transparency of the polls and is the subject of 16 investigations for electoral irregularities, rejects the accusations.
The Bolsonaristas, who had been camping for more than two months at the gates of the barracks of the main capitals, they called for a military intervention to overthrow the current president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. (AFP)
The Brazilian Attorney General's Office also issued five arrest warrants this Friday, including those of the dismissed Federal District governor, Ibaneis Rocha, and that of the former interim Secretary of Security Fernando de Souza Oliveira < /b>due to the events that occurred on January 8 in the capital.
The objective of the authorities is to collect more evidence to help clarify why both would have stopped taking the measures necessary to avoid the violent acts of that day. The order of the Prosecutor's Office also entails new searches at the Buriti Palace, the seat of government in the capital, as well as at the private homes of Rocha and Oliveira.
Rocha he was temporarily removed from his position as governor of the Federal District for ninety days one day after the attacks following a ruling by Supreme Court judge Alexandre de Moraes.
For his part, Oliveira took over as interim Secretary of Security for the capital while the incumbent, Bolsonaro's former Justice Minister Anderson Torres, who is already in prison for allegedly collusion and omission of their functions during the attacks.
The Brazilian Armed Forces guarantee that there will not be another coup attempt like the one carried out by thousands of radical Bolsonaristas on January 8 in Brasilia, according to what Defense Minister José Múcio said this Friday.
The Brazilian Attorney General's Office also issued this Friday five arrest warrants, including those of the dismissed Federal District governor, Ibaneis Rocha, and that of former interim Secretary of Security Fernando de Souza Oliveira for the events that occurred on January 8 in the capital. (REUTERS)
“Have no doubt that another (episode) like that one will not happen because the Armed Forces will anticipate it,” Múcio assured the journalists, after participating in the meeting he held President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva with the military leadership.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)