After “political” arrest, Brazil’s Supreme Court orders deputy Silveira to serve home detention

The deputy has been imprisoned since February. The deputy's counsel says that the "political nature of the arrest is obvious" and that the facts on which the arrest was based do not qualify as a crime.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered that federal deputy Daniel Silveira (PSL-RJ) should be placed under house arrest in a decision issued on Sunday, March 14th.

Silveira has been in prison since February 16th, when he was arrested for publishing a video on social networks advocating the AI-5, the military dictatorship's harshest decree, and the removal of Supreme Court justices.

The STF Justice's . . .

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