The Paraná Court of Justice (TJ-PR) revoked the injunction that suspended the cassation session of councilor Renato Freitas, from the PT in Curitiba. With the decision, the City Council of the capital of Paraná has already convened a Special Session for this Tuesday (21) and Wednesday (22), at 3:30 pm.
The injunction suspending the session had been maintainedon the 14th, after Freitas’ defense contested the conclusion of the investigation about a racist e-mail sent to PT supposedly by the official address of councilor Sidnei Toaldo (Patriotas), rapporteur of the Ethical Disciplinary Process against Freitas. In compliance with the TJ-PR’s determination, the Curitiba Chamber sent the documents that supported the investigation’s conclusion report to the Court.
“It is verified that the investigation concluded that despite the electronic message having been received by Councilman Renato Freitas, the header would have been forged by indicating Councilman Sidnei Toaldo as sender, with simulation of sending through the e-mail structure of the City Council , as well as that the IP of the message would demonstrate the origin in an external server, located in the Czech Republic, with no evidence of irregularity”, says part of the decision.
Chamber has already convened a cassation session
With the decision of the Court of Justice of Paraná, the mayor of Curitiba, Tico Kuzma (PROS), sent, this Monday (20), a summons to the councilors for a Special Session on the Ethical Disciplinary Process of Freitas.
The document informs that the Session will take place on Tuesday (21) and Wednesday (22), at 3:30 pm. The summons must be sent to councilors at least 24 hours before the session. However, the office of councilor Renato Freitas reported not having received the summons until 3:30 pm this Monday (20).
understand the case
Renato Freitas is being sued for breaking parliamentary decorum in the Chamber of Curitiba, accused of leading a demonstration in front of and inside the Church of Rosário dos Pretos, in the central region of Curitiba, in February.
On the occasion, Freitas and other protesters who were participating in an anti-racist act entered the religious temple. He was accused of disturbing and interrupting the practice of religious worship, carrying out a political act inside the church and unauthorized entry into the Catholic temple.
After the Council of Ethics of the Curitiba Chamber recommended the removal of the mandate, Freitas appealed to the Justice. On May 19, an injunction suspended the session in which the process would be voted on.
The decision complied with the request of Freitas’ defense, which argues a violation of due process due to the partiality of members of the Chamber’s Ethics Council.
According to the decision of the TJ-PR, the vote would originally be suspended for the period of the Inquiry established to determine the authorship and veracity of the e-mail with racist offenses sent by the official address of the rapporteur of the case, Sidnei Toaldo, to Freitas.
The message sent to Freitas “would point to the Rapporteur’s partiality and interest, in addition to containing racial slurs, circumstances that, if found to be true, could lead to the Rapporteur’s removal and procedural nullity”, says an excerpt from the document.
Source: BdF Paraná
Editing: Frédi Vasconcelos