The federal police suspect that the group of politicians and soldiers formed a “criminal organization.” who tried at all costs to keep former President Jair Bolsonaro in power.
As part of the investigation into the attempted coup on January 8, 2023 The Supreme Court has given the former president 24 hours to hand over his passport, in addition to other precautionary measures such as the suspension of public office and the ban on maintaining contact with the remaining suspects. These are some of the measures imposed by Judge Alexandre de Moraes, who is conducting an investigation into the coup attempt before the Supreme Court. According to authorities, he acted during and after the 2022 elections to keep Bolsonaro in power and prevent the government of Lula da Silva.
president Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva assures on Brazilian public television that he trusts in justice and hopes that no one will keep democracy in check again. “They are trying to destroy something we built many years ago: the democratic process. Who financed it? Who paid for it? We will not allow the events of January 8 to be repeated again,” said the Brazilian president.
This Thursday, the Brazilian judiciary issued more than thirty search warrants in several Brazilian states. According to the Brazilian press, former ministers and army generals Walter Braga Netto, Augusto Heleno and Paulo Sérgio Nogueira, who were part of Bolsonaro’s cabinet between 2019 and 2022, as well as former naval commander Almir Garnier Santos were the subjects of searches.
Also in the Supreme Court’s crosshairs are former Justice Minister Anderson Torres and Valdemar Costa, leader of Jair Bolsonaro’s Liberal Party.