He former president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro will hand over his passport to the authorities after a police operation started this Thursday against “the attempted coup“which culminated in the events of January 8, 2023.”
“In accordance with today’s decisions“Bolsonaro”You hand over your passport to the authorities“, confirmed in X his advisor and lawyer Fabio Wajngarten.
What is the accusation by the Brazilian judiciary and why should you hand over your passport?
The former president is It is being investigated before the Supreme Federal Court for alleged incitement to invade the headquarters of the public authority by thousands of his followers in Brasilia on January 8, 2023. Furthermore He was politically disqualified for eight yearsafter she spread false information about the electoral system in Brazil during the election campaign.
Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2022) narrowly lost these elections to current President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
The federal police had recently announced an operation against dozens of people, with measures such as “issuing passports within 24 hours” and “suspending the exercise of public office”.
The agents comply 33 search warrants and four arrests in ten Brazilian states for “Investigate the criminal organization involved in the coup attempt and abolition of the democratic rule of law (…) in order to keep the then President of the Republic in power.”
According to the police, the respondents “spread cases of fraud in the 2022 presidential elections before they were held in order to enable and legitimize military intervention.”
First, they spread “false” information about Brazil’s electronic voting system before and after the elections, police said.
In a second phase, they acted to “finance the abolition of the democratic rule of law through a coup with the support of the military (…) in a politically sensitive environment,” according to a statement from the authorities.