The defense of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) requested access to the result of the expertise made by the Federal Police (PF) of the draft of the coup decree found in the house of former Minister of Justice Anderson Torres. In the document, Bolsonaro’s defense asks the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to ask the minister of the STF (Federal Supreme Court), Alexandre de Moraes, to send the information.
Previously, the defense even asked that the document be excluded from the investigation against former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) for attacking the electoral process during a meeting with ambassadors.
The draft was found at the home of former Minister of Justice and former Secretary of Public Security for the Federal District Anderson Torres. The document authorizes Bolsonaro to declare a state of defense at the TSE headquarters to reverse the result of last year’s presidential election.
The PDT, the party that requested the inclusion of the document in the investigation, stated that the draft would be an “embryo conceived with the intention of a coup d’état”, which contributes with “the arguments that show the occurrence of abuse of political power tending to discredit this Electoral Justice and the electoral process, with a view to altering the result of the election”.
Bolsonaro requests access to Saudi jewelry inquiry
Former president Jair Bolsonaro also requested access to the Federal Police investigation into Saudi jewelry that was illegally brought to Brazil in 2021, according to information passed on to Reuters on Friday (17). Previously, PF delegate Adalto Machado, from the Police Station for the Repression of Treasury Crimes in São Paulo, had already rejected a request by Bolsonaro’s defense to access the records.
Two days before the last request from Bolsonaro’s defense, the Federal Court of Auditors (TCU) determined that the former president return within five days the second set of jewels that were illegally brought from Saudi Arabia, in 2021, and the weapons that I brought from a trip to the United Arab Emirates in 2019.
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The decision was unanimously taken on Wednesday (15) after the case’s rapporteur, Minister Augusto Nardes, converted the precautionary measure that only prohibited Bolsonaro from wearing and selling the jewelry in order to return the items. The decision was forwarded to the General Secretariat of the Presidency, which must make the request to the former president and who will have custody of the jewels.
Bolsonarista deputy posts photo with gun and reference to Lula
Federal deputy Júlia Zanatta (PL-SC) published a photo on her social networks in which she holds a gun and wears a T-shirt emblazoned with a hand with four fingers pierced by three shots.
After publication, she was accused by allies of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) of making reference to the PT. “Is it written Lula on the shirt? It’s not, right. It’s not written Lula. I think he’s not the only one missing a finger or two, I don’t know. It’s not written Lula and at no time did I say in my text: ‘let’s attack’, ‘let’s take up arms to make a revolution’. The left already said that once. I never said that”, said Zanatta to Folha de S. Paulo.
In the publication, however, the deputy mentioned President Lula. “Come and take it! We cannot let our guard down. Unfortunately, the situation is not easy. With Lula in power, we left a dream of freedom to move to a unique and exclusive defense of jobs, of people who invested in the arms sector”, he wrote.
Mendonça sends case on State-Owned Companies Law to plenary
Minister André Mendonça returned the judgment on the State-owned Law to the plenary of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) hours after Minister Ricardo Lewandowski suspended excerpts of the legislation at the request of the PCdoB.
Lewandowski suspended the passages that prohibit the nomination and nomination of people who have held public office, political parties and electoral campaigns in the last three years for management and board positions of state-controlled companies.
By granting the injunction, Lewandowski argued that there is urgency in analyzing the case, since nominations for administrators and members of the fiscal council of state-owned companies must be finalized by the end of April.
“The election of managers must take place at ordinary general meetings — AGO, which must be held by the end of the fourth month following the end of the fiscal year — which, as a rule, in Brazil, corresponds to the calendar year, ending on December 31 — that is, this period ends on April 30”, defended the minister.
Lewandowski also argued that “the allegation that the contested devices serve to reduce the risk of capture of the state-owned company by party or union political interests, a factor supposedly responsible for some notorious cases of corruption, is not sustainable”.
For Lewandowski, the prohibitions “frontally violate the principle of isonomy” and the idea that “no one can be deprived of rights due to political conviction”. In this sense, the passages in question “ended up establishing unreasonable and disproportionate discrimination – therefore, even unconstitutional – against those who legitimately act in the governmental or party sphere”.
Editing: Nicolau Soares
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