A Supreme Courtroom choose ordered Brazil’s ex-president Jair Bolsonaro Friday to face questioning by police over his supporters’ invasion of the presidential palace, Congress and excessive courtroom on January 8.
Justice Alexandre de Moraes dominated Bolsonaro needed to seem earlier than federal police inside 10 days to reply to questions over accusations he incited the rioters, who referred to as for the ouster of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who defeated Bolsonaro in final 12 months’s elections.
“I grant the request by the prosecutor common’s workplace and decide the federal police should take Jair Messias Bolsonaro’s testimony inside a most of 10 days,” Moraes wrote within the ruling, obtained by AFP.
1000’s of Bolsonaro’s far-right supporters stormed the halls of energy in Brasilia on January 8, trashing places of work, vandalizing artworks and calling for the army to intervene to oust veteran leftist Lula.
The scenes drew widespread comparisons to the January 6, 2021 riots in Washington, when supporters of ex-president Donald Trump — Bolsonaro’s political position mannequin — invaded the US Capitol constructing in a failed bid to overturn his election loss.
The riots in Brasilia got here one week after Lula, who beforehand led Brazil from 2003 to 2010, took workplace after narrowly beating Bolsonaro in a brutal, divisive election final October.
Prosecutors referred to as for Bolsonaro to be investigated over a video he posted on-line — and later deleted — two days after the assaults, during which he portrayed Lula’s election as illegitimate.
Nevertheless, prosecutors stated their probe of the ex-president wouldn’t be restricted to the video, however a “full investigation of all acts earlier than and after January 8.”
Bolsonaro, who left for the US state of Florida within the last days of his time period, returned to Brazil on March 30, vowing to oppose Lula’s authorities.
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