Brazil: Justice is looking for a nephew of Bolsonaro

With the order of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), the Federal Police (PF) of Brazil carried out a new series of raids and arrests with which it seeks to identify and arrest the participants and financiers of the coup attempt, which meant the attacks on the government headquarters of the Planalto, the Congress and the Supreme Court on January 8. According to TV Globo, among the places raided in Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro are the homes of Léo Índio, nephew of former President Jair Bolsonaro.

The operation called “Damage to the Homeland” continued this Friday to comply with 11 arrest warrants –one against Bolsonaro’s nephew– and 27 search warrants in 5 states. The operation became “permanent, with periodic updates on the number of court orders issued, people captured, and fugitives,” reported the PF.

According to TV Globe, Léo Índio participated in the acts of terrorism on the 8th and published images on the terrace of the National Congress and near the headquarters of the STF. In one of the publications, Índio appears with red eyes, according to him due to the tear gas used by the Military Police.

So far there have been:

  • Nine raids in Rio de Janeiro and a wanted person
  • Four raids in Minas Gerais and two arrests requested
  • A raid in Paraná and an arrest warrant
  • A raid in Santa Catarina and a requested capture
  • Eight in Espírito Santo and four arrests claimed
  • Four raids in the Federal District, where two suspects are being sought

The facts investigated are labeled under the charges of violent abolition of the Democratic State of Law, coup d’état, qualified damage, criminal association, incitement to crime, destruction and deterioration or destruction of protected property.

In the framework of the process for the failed coup they were arrested and continue in that condition the former chief of the Brasilia Police, Colonel Fabio Augusto Vieira and the former Secretary of Public Security of Brasilia and Bolsonaro’s former minister, Anderson Torres.

Since Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva prevailed in the second round, sectors close to Bolsonaro demonstrated at the gates of barracks and with camps demanding that they ignore the result.

Even so, Lula took office on Sunday, January 1, but just a week later the Executive suffered the attack, for which there are several open investigations and about 1,500 detainees, who could be accused of terrorism and attempted coup.

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Varun Kumar

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