The Brazilian Prosecutor's Office denounced 39 people before the Supreme Court for the attempted coup against Lula

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The defendants would be linked to the attacks perpetrated on the headquarters of the three powers on January 8, when radical Bolsonarists tried to overthrow the government a week after your home management

The Brazilian Prosecutor's Office denounced 39 people before the Supreme Court for the attempted coup against Lula

There are 7 investigations open for the facts and more than 1,800 people have been detained (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP)

The Brazilian Attorney General's Officeformally denounced this Monday before the Supreme Court of Justice 39 people linked to the attacks perpetrated on the headquarters of the three powers, on January 8, when radical Bolsonaristas tried to overthrow the government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

The defendants, accused of invading the Senate, will have to answer for six crimes, among which are coup d'etat , criminal association and property damage, according to a statement released by the Public Ministry.

The complaint, signed by the deputy attorney general, Carlos Frederico Santos, coordinator of the Strategic Group to Combat Anti-Democratic Acts, responded to a petition sent on Friday by the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco.

In addition to the conviction of those involved, the senior official requested the pretrial detention of those accused “ to prevent new violent crimes against the Democratic Rule of Law from being committed.”

He also requested the blocking of assets for a total of 40 million reais (about 7.7 million dollars) to repair the damage “both material to public property and to collective morality”, and suspension from office or loss of public office or functions in the corresponding cases.

On January 8, thousands of radical Bolsonaristas invaded the headquarters of the Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidencyin an attempted coup that left a blanket of destruction at the headquarters of the three powers.

There are 7 investigations open for the facts and more than 1,800 people have been arrested< /b>, although a third party was released for “humanitarian reasons” and will respond to a possible judicial process released.

The Brazilian Prosecutor's Office denounced 39 people before the Supreme Court for the attempted coup against Lula

On January 8, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters radicals invaded the headquarters of Congress, the Supreme Court and the Presidency (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP)

Last week, the Prosecutor's Office asked the Supreme Court to include former president Jair Bolsonaro < /b>in investigations into attacks on the headquarters of public powers. After the request, the highest court decided to include him in the case.

The office considered that Bolsonaro, who has been in the United States since the end of December, should be included in the investigation “that seeks to clarify instigation and intellectual authorship of the anti-democratic acts that resulted in episodes of vandalism and violence in Brasilia,” said a statement from the Attorney General's Office.

According to the text, the former president, who was defeated at the polls by Lula da Silva, “publicly incited the practice of a crime” by uploading a video to his social networks questioning the result October election.

The video was published on January 10, two days after the attacks in the capital, and deleted on January 11, detailed the Prosecutor's Office. Despite the fact that the content was disclosed two days after the coup, the deputy attorney general, Carlos Frederico Santos, said that Bolsonaro's conduct must also be investigated.

“The existence of an evidentiary connection between the facts contained in this petition and the objective of the investigation, which is broader in scope. For this reason, the global investigation of the events carried out before and after January 8, 2023 by the defendant is justified,” Santos alleged, quoted in the statement.

(With information from EFE)

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