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Tag: Alexandre de Moraes

  • Friday, January 5th 2024 - 10:21 UTC

    Brasilia rioters wanted to kill De Moraes, judge says

    De Moraes was to be assassinated in the most barbaric ways possible

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes said the Jan. 8 rioters who seized the buildings of all three branches of government, wanted to hang him in the process. Those financing the uprising planned to convince the army to join a coup after the invasion of Congress, case rapporteur De Moraes explained in an interview with O Globo.

  • Thursday, November 30th 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Brazil: Does STF's last ruling dent freedom of expression?

    The rationale was drafted by Justice Alexandre De Moraes

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Wednesday issued a ruling opening the door to criminalizing journalistic work, it was reported in Brasilia. As per the new rationale, the media can be held legally responsible for the publication of interviews with people who falsely attribute crimes to third parties and such a doctrine is to be used by lower courts to hold news outlets accountable.

  • Friday, September 15th 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Three Jan. 8 rioters given prison sentences by Brazil's STF

    Most judges followed case rapporteur De Moraes' rationale

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Thursday handed down prison sentences to three defendants involved in the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia during which the headquarters of the country's three branches of government were ransacked, Agencia Brasil reported

  • Sunday, August 27th 2023 - 03:00 UTC

    Former Bolsonaro aide isolated pending ongoing investigations

    Cid is currently under arrest for his alleged involvement in the forging of a Covid-19 vaccination card in the name of Bolsonaro

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday issued a resolution banning Lieutenant-Colonel Cid is currently under arrest for his alleged involvement in the forging of a Covid-19 vaccination card in the name of Bolsonarofrom having any contact with former President Jair Bolsonaro and former First Lady Michelle in addition to his own wife Gabriela, it was reported in Brasilia.

  • Wednesday, June 28th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Brazil: Bolsonaro 1-0 down at TSE trial

    Six magistrates, including Chief Justice Alexandre De Moraes, are still to vote Thursday on whether to disenfranchise Bolsonaro or not

    Case rapporteur Benedito Gonçalves Tuesday voted in favor of convicting former President Jair Bolsonaro in the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) trial for abuse of political power and undue use of the media, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Former Brazilian President Collor sentenced to nearly 9 years for corruption

    Former president Collor will not be arrested immediately because he may still appeal the ruling

    Former Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo was sentenced by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to 8 years and 10 months in jail Tuesday for having received some US$4 million to “irregularly facilitate contracts” between a construction company and a Petrobras subsidiary.

  • Monday, May 15th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Google and Telegram CEOs under investigation in Brazil

    The request for the investigation was made by the attorney general's office following a complaint by Lower House Speaker Arthur Lira

    Brazil's Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday launched an investigation against the heads of Google and Telegram in the country for the alleged disinformation campaign and attacks launched against the so-called fake news bill.

  • Thursday, May 11th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Brazil: Telegram removes postings against Fake News Bill

    Telegram acquiesced to a ruling by STF Justice De Moraes

    The Telegram messaging service platform Wednesday acquiesced to a Supreme Federal Court (STF) ruling and removed all postings against the so-called Fake News bill which is already under Congressional debate, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Saturday, April 22nd 2023 - 10:24 UTC

    Brazil: No secrecy on Jan. 8 riots footage, De Moraes rules

    De Moraes insisted the investigation involves all rioters and also all civilian and military public agents who looked the other way

    Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes Friday ruled to lift the seal of secrecy from images of vandalism recorded during the Jan. 8 riots in the Planalto Palace, Agencia Brasil reported. The magistrate's decision is part of the STF investigation into the coup d'état investigation.

  • Friday, March 17th 2023 - 08:02 UTC

    De Moraes releases another 129 Jan. 8 suspects

    Most suspects have been charged with lesser offenses but some of them are to be tried for attempted coup d'état

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexandre De Moraes has Thursday ordered the release of another 129 people who were in custody for allegedly participating in the Jan. 8 riots in Brasilia. With this new ruling, 294 remain in prison (86 women and 208 men), while over 1,100 have been released, although they will remain under surveillance.