Brasilia (EFE).- The Supreme Court of Brazil rejected this Sunday the appeal in which a group of lawyers requested the suspension of the inauguration next Wednesday of eleven Bolsonaro deputies accused of having incited the coup attacks on January 8 against President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The sentence in which the petition for the parliamentarians to be sanctioned was filed this Sunday by magistrate Alexandre de Moraes, one of the eleven members of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), after receiving an opinion in which the Prosecutor’s Office expressed its position contrary to the request.
The Prosecutor’s Office alleged in its opinion that there is no evidence that the defendants incited the anti-democratic acts and that the deputies have already received the diploma that accredits them as elected, so they are protected by parliamentary jurisdiction.
Moraes agreed with the opinion of the prosecutors and clarified that some of the defendants who incited the coup acts in messages on their social networks are already being investigated by the Supreme Court.
It also alleged that the term that the parties or candidates had to present appeals to try to strip the parliamentary mandate of the deputies and senators who were elected or re-elected last October and who will assume their seats on Wednesday, when the new year begins, has already expired. legislative.
“At this time, the eventual consequences of the aforementioned behaviors on the mandates of the accused deputies have to be analyzed by the Ethics Council of the Chamber of Deputies and not by the Supreme Court,” the magistrate said in his sentence.
He added that, for now, “there is no just cause” that justifies the opening of investigations against the other accused deputies and that they are not yet investigated by the highest court.
The eleven parliamentarians, mostly from the Liberal Party (PT), the formation that nominated the candidacy of then President Jair Bolsonaro for re-election, are accused of having published on their social networks messages of support for the assault of thousands of Bolsonaro supporters against the headquarters of the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.
How’s the investigation going?
With their attacks on January 8, the followers of the far-right leader, of whom some 1,800 have been arrested, intended to force a coup against Lula, whose victory in the October presidential elections they refuse to recognize and who assumed his third term on January 1.
The Prosecutor’s Office has already opened an investigation against two of the eleven accused deputies, André Fernandes and the indigenous soldier Silvia Waiãpi, both from the Liberal Party, but so far it has not identified explicit messages of support for the coup acts on their social networks.
Another of the parliamentarians questioned is Nikolas Ferreira, also from the Liberal Party and the most voted deputy in the country with almost one and a half million votes.