Brazil: 250 more involved in 8 January coup to face trial

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court (STF) on May 3 marked the start of the trial of 250 more people who today are involved in the January 8 coup in the capital, PL reports.

In the first phase, the STF will decide whether members of the third wave of defendants, who will be reviewed by the Ministers of Justice, will be indicted.

Once again, the trial will take place in a virtual plenary session in which magistrates enter their votes into an electronic system over a predetermined period starting at dawn on May 3rd and ending at 11:59pm local time on May 8th.

The Prosecutor General’s Office indicted 1,390 people for participating in the attacks that ended in the destruction of buildings belonging to the three powers and public property.

Such defendants may be prosecuted for various crimes such as armed criminal association, violent abolition of the democratic rule of law, coup d’état, qualified damage to Union property, and property damage.

The analysis of the first group with 100 convicts ended on April 24, and by a majority of votes, the members of the higher court decided to bring all the defendants to criminal responsibility.

With 200 denunciations, the examination of the second set began the next day and will end on 2 May.

The rapporteur in the case, Minister Alexandre de Moraes, also voted to include all individuals in this group among the prisoners.

With calls for military intervention and opposition to the rise to power of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, groups of radical supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro staged anti-democratic actions in Brazil on January 8.

On this day marked black in national history, right-wing extremists broke in and looted the headquarters of the National Congress, the STF, and the Palazzo Planalto, the seat of the executive.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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