Rio Court Denies Former President Temer’s Request to Travel to England

Judge Marcelo Bretas added in his decision that approval by the Superior Federal Court (STJ) would be required to grant an exception to a precautionary measure in a situation of extreme need, such as health care.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Lava Jato Judge Marcelo Bretas, of the 7th District Criminal Court of Rio, denied former President Michel Temer's request to travel to the UK to give a lecture at the Oxford Union, a student debating society. In the request, the former president sought authorization to use his diplomatic passport. The trip was scheduled for October 13th to 18th.

"It should be noted that the petitioner's circumstances are not the same as those of a free individual. There are very serious charges against him, which are the subject of two criminal proceedings underway in this . . .

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