The Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI) that investigates the coup acts of January 8 in the National Congress listens, this Tuesday (12), Marília Ferreira Alencar, former undersecretary of Intelligence of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) of the DF , and Marcela da Silva Morais Pinno, corporal of the Military Police of the DF who worked in the Shock Battalion on the day of the anti-democratic demonstrations. On Thursday (14), the testimony of General Gustavo Henrique Dutra de Menezes, former head of the Planalto Military Command, will be collected.
Marília Ferreira Alencar
To the CPI on Antidemocratic Acts of the Legislative Chamber of the Federal District, Marília Ferreira Alencar stated, on March 9, that she warned in advance about the coup mobilization for January 8. “I don’t think intelligence failed. The information circulated. What was received was received and passed on. The idea of invasion (of public buildings) was informed. We informed. It wasn’t just the undersecretary. Various agencies. The PM’s intelligence, I think it worked very well, including, ”she said.
“We warn about heightened tempers. At 12:30 pm on the 7th, we informed: ‘Spirits are exalted and willing to animosity with security forces’, ‘speech of incitement’, such as the occupation of public buildings, without specific leadership”. .
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In a statement to the Federal Police (PF), on January 27, Alencar, who is also a PF delegate, said that the Military and Civil Police, the Fire Department, the STF, the Senate and other security-related bodies were aware of the coup movement in Brasilia in the days before the criminal acts.
“On Friday night (6), around 10 pm, information arrived in the WhatsApp group called ‘Security Perimeters’ that about 43 chartered buses with a total of 1,622 passengers had arrived in Brasilia for the demonstration that would take place in January 8”, said Marília in her statement to the PF.
The WhatsApp group in question is the same one where the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) sent alerts about the seriousness of the coup acts of January 8. Representatives from 48 agencies were in the group, such as the intelligence advisory of the Ministry of Defense, the intelligence centers of the three Armed Forces, the Secretariat for Integrated Operations (SEOPI) of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security and the Public Security Secretariat of the District Federal. Jader Silva Santos, who at the time was deputy head of the Risk Assessment Coordination of the Institutional Security Office (GSI), was also in the group. Gonçalves Dias, then Minister of the GSI, was not present.
In an interview with Metrópoles on April 10 of this year, the Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, claimed that he did not receive the alerts, probably because they were sent via WhatsApp. “I believe that (this occurred) due to the methodology that was previously used for these reports to be sent, via WhatsApp groups”, said Dino.
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Along the same lines, Gonçalves Dias stated that sending via a WhatsApp group was not the ideal way to send content. “Through Abin’s system there was no information. Switching to WhatsApp does not correspond to the correct form of institutional communication for transmitting sensitive information. Only after the 8th of January did I find out about a WhatsApp group, where I wasn’t there”, said G. Dias to the CPMI, on the 31st of August.
In addition to the warnings about January 8th, Marília Ferreira Alencar must answer about the mapping of electoral strongholds where President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) had more votes in the first round of last year’s elections, at the request of the former minister of Justice Anderson Torres. At the time, Alencar was the director of intelligence at the Ministry of Justice. To the PF, Marília stated that the survey was carried out to analyze alleged evidence of vote buying.
Marcela da Silva Morais Pinno
Marcela da Silva Morais Pinno should report how January 8 was. On that occasion, the military woman was thrown from a height of three meters from the dome of the National Congress. Pinno was also physically attacked and her defense equipment was the target of an attempted theft.
On May 9 of this year, Governor Ibaneis Rocha (MDB) promoted, for an act of bravery, to soldier corporal in the PMDF. “It seemed like an eternity. I was attacked twice, I was beaten, they beat me with an iron bar. My helmet got dented. What kept me there and made me resist, despite all the aggressiveness, was knowing that I could count on my co-workers. It was the sub-lieutenant who saved me and took me out of that savagery”, said Pinno during the promotion act.
“When I saw that Corporal Marcela was being hit, I went there and helped her to get up. She recovered her shield, and, when we were retreating, I was knocked down and beaten in a very aggressive way”, said sub-lieutenant Beroaldo José de Freitas Júnior, who was also promoted. “They wanted to tear things up. They wanted to kill. I had no other objective,” he adds.
Gustavo Henrique Dutra de Menezes
The former head of the Planalto Military Command, General Gustavo Henrique Dutra de Menezes, in turn, was responsible for authorizing the coup camp in front of the Army Headquarters (QG), in Brasília. To the DF CPI on criminal acts, Dutra stated that he followed all the recommendations of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) regarding the Bolsonarist camp. “Until then, demonstrations were illegal,” said General Dutra.
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The MPF recommendation, however, says that the Planalto Military Command should “restrain demonstrations that incite the practice of violence against elected candidates, that encourage the obstruction of the regular exercise of constituted powers, or that incite violent uprising and stimulate animosity of the Armed Forces against the constituted powers”.
In the place where Bolsonaristas were camped, there were several posters with coup phrases, such as requests for military intervention and explicit references to the dismissal of ministers of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).
The military also stated that no “institution that had the obligation or power to say that that camp was illegal” took any measure. “We decided to establish an indirect strategy to demobilize the camp. From the beginning, we established rules, limited access and logistics,” he said.
Editing: Rodrigo Chagas