The São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP) condemned, this Thursday (25), former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) to pay compensation of R$50,000 for moral harassment against journalists.
The decision is the result of a lawsuit filed by the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of São Paulo in April 2021. In the first instance, judge Tamara Hochgreb Matos had already condemned Bolsonaro to pay a fine of R$ to the State Fund for the Defense of Diffuse Rights in July 2022. Now, the collegiate has reduced the amount, but maintained the conviction.
The union accused the former president of moral harassment of journalists without distinction during his mandate. According to data from the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj), collected by the union throughout the action, Bolsonaro launched 175 attacks against journalists in 2020 alone. In 2022, according to the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), there were 557 attacks. the press. In 2021, 453. In the previous year, the first of Bolsonaro’s term, 130 episodes.
Deputy who requested CPI of 8/1 incited coup attacks
Federal deputy André Fernandes (PL-CE), the same person who filed the request for the installation of the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) on January 8, incited the coup acts that day in Brasília.
According to a report by the Federal Police (PF) sent to the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Alexandre de Moraes, Fernandes made publications on his social networks calling the population to the criminal act.
On the occasion, the congressman published “the image of a vandalized cabinet door, that same day, of the Federal Supreme Court, containing the inscription of the name of Justice Alexandre de Moraes, in which he inserted the following caption: ‘Whoever laughs, will be arrested’ “, according to the PF report.
For the corporation, “it appears that he (Fernandes) was in line with the depredation of public property carried out by the mob that was in Praça dos Três Poderes and gave it even more publicity (in view of the reach of their social networks), leaving , therefore, demonstrated his real intention with that first post, which was to incite the above criminal practice”.
“It should also be noted that the sharing, by the investigated person, of the aforementioned images of destruction of public property contradicts his statement that on 01/08/2023, still during the attacks, he published on his Twitter account that he did not agree with the depredation of public property”, stated the PF.
TSE fines Zambelli for fake news about electronic voting machines
The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) sentenced federal deputy Carla Zambelli (PL-SP) to pay a fine of R$30,000 for spreading false information about the electoral process on her social networks.
In September 2022, shortly before the elections, Zambelli published a video in which he suggested that the electronic voting machines were being manipulated within the Union of Workers in the Construction Industry of Itapeva (Sinticom) to favor the election of Lula (PT). The location, however, had been requested by the Federal Court itself for the preparation of the ballot boxes.
For Justice Benedito Gonçalves, rapporteur of the action, there was “notorious bad faith” on the part of the deputy, since the Regional Electoral Court of São Paulo (TRE-SP) had already informed about the use of the site since 2014.
“Proven is the propagation of unequivocally false news, with the ability to violate the normality of the electoral process. I highlight the gravity of the unfounded accusations against the fairness of the electoral process without any support in the world of facts”, wrote Benedito Gonçalves.
Eduardo Bolsonaro is a partner of a businessman who supported coup acts
On March 18 of this year, federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP) opened a company in Texas, in the United States, in partnership with other Brazilians, who are accused of supporting the coup acts of January 8 and which passed through the government. by Jair Bolsonaro (PL). The information is from a report made in partnership by the UOLa Public Agencye Latin American Center for Journalistic Investigation.
The company in question is Braz Global Holding LLC, opened in partnership with the influencer Paulo Generoso, known for spreading false information, and the former national secretary of Fostering and Incentive to Culture in the Bolsonaro government, André Porciúncula.
At the same address registered for the company, Generoso opened two other firms between January and February of this year: Liber Group Brasil and Instituto Liberdade. In both, however, Eduardo does not appear as a partner – only Generoso, Porciúncula and Raquel Brugnera, also a former servant of the Bolsonaro government.
Together, Generoso and Brugnera created the Movimento República de Curitiba, which spread false information about electronic voting machines and the covid-19 pandemic and defended coup acts on its Facebook page.
Editing: Nicolau Soares
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