Brazilian far-right deputy Silveira arrested for making threats to Supreme Court, Rule of Law

The deputy's advisor 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. Silveira´s party PSL says it will expel the deputy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Deputy Daniel Silveira (PSL - RJ) was arrested on Tuesday night, February 16th, by order of STF Justice Alexandre de Moraes, as part of an investigation into verbal attacks on the Supreme Court's justices and fake news.

The denunciation is a formal indictment brought by the Court that, if accepted, implicates the accused and leads to criminal prosecution. As the PSL deputy enjoys privileged jurisdiction, it is up to the Supreme Court to analyze the case. Or in other words: Silveira's case gets scrutinized by those  whom he critizised.

Silveira was arrested after publishing . . .

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