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Tag: STF

  • 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.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Lula's imprisonment “a big mistake” rules Brazil's STF

    “I was surprised by the authorities who abused their functions,” Toffoli said

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) ruled Wednesday that the evidence gathered in the Lava Jato case against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva must be suppressed because it was obtained illegally by then-judge Sergio Moro. The STF also said that the current president's imprisonment in that case was a mistake.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2023 - 10:52 UTC

    Brazilian Senate approves Zanin for STF post

    Zanin, 47, will be able to serve on the Court until the mandatory retirement age of 75

    With 58 votes in favor and 18 against, Brazil's Senate Wednesday approved the appointment of former President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva's lawyer Cristiano Zanin to the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to fill the vacancy left by Ricardo Lewandowski, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2023 - 11:20 UTC

    Lula picks his own lawyer for Supreme Court

    Zanin was Lula's lawyer throughout the Lava Jato case

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Thursday chose his personal lawyer Cristiano Zanin Martins to become a new member of the Supreme Federal Court (STF). Zanin would fill the opening left by Ricardo Lewandowski's early retirement in April.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:55 UTC

    Brazil: All STF members to decide on Collor's sentence

    Justice Fachin understood that those who voted for Collor's acquittal could not decide on the length of the sentence. But his view was overruled.

    Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) Thursday decided that all of its justices will vote on May 31 on the length of the sentence to be imposed on former Senator and President Fernando Collor de Melo, who has been found guilty of passive corruption and money laundering in Operation Lava Jato, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 12th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Brazil: De Moraes orders Torres' release from jail

    The former minister must nevertheless wear an electronic anklet and is banned from leaving Brasilia

    Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes Thursday ordered former Justice Minister Anderson Torres released from jail where he was under pre-trial detention for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 8 uprising in Brasilia.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    Brazil's Supreme Court lifts secrecy on Bolsonaro's alleged vaccination card fraud

    “President Bolsonaro will be available to the competent authorities, as he always has been, as soon as the defense has access to the records,” said Wajngarten

    Supreme Federal Court (STF) Justice Alexander De Moraes lifted the seal of secrecy from the probe into former President Jair Bolsonaro's alleged use of a fake vaccination card to enter the United States, Agencia Brasil reported. In the case, Colonel Mauro Barbosa Cid, a former aide of Bolsonaro's, has been placed under arrest.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Telegram to appeal Brazilian ban

    Telegram will, however, stick to its confidentiality policy and leave the Brazilian market if need be, Durov hinted

    After Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) ordered access to the message application Telegram be banned nationwide after failing to honor a request to turn over to law enforcement information on a high-profile school shooting, the company said it would appeal the measure.