They arrest another suspect in leading extremist acts in Brazil

They arrest another suspect in leading extremist acts in Brazil

Without revealing his name, the subject is identified as being responsible for fighting and mobilizing roadblocks in Rio de Janeiro and found at an inn in EspĂ­rito Santo State (southeast).

This action, carried out as part of Operation Ulises, which began on January 16, targeted two other people who were under investigation for leading extremist acts, including the invasion and looting of public buildings of the three branches of the state in Brasilia on January 8 . January.

Last Monday, the PF arrested one person in Rio, and then a woman, the target of the operation, turned herself in to the police.

In addition to the temporary arrests, law enforcement is serving five search and arrest warrants.

According to the institution, during the investigation “it was possible to collect evidence suitable to link the investigators to the organization and conduct of the events”.

The material collected will also help to identify other stakeholders. The provisions were issued by the Seventh Federal Criminal Court in Rio.

The investigation began with the aim of identifying local leaders who were blocking the roads crossing Campos dos Goytacazes in north Fluminense and who were organizing demonstrations in front of the army headquarters in the city.

The facts currently under investigation are criminal association, violent abolition of the democratic rule of law and incitement by the armed forces against institutional violence.

Demanding military intervention and refusing to let Lula take power, far-right groups violently broke into and looted the seat of the National Congress, the Federal Court of Justice (STF) and the Presidium in favor of defeated President Jair Bolsonaro.

Judge Alexandre de Moraes of the STF had decided the day before to take 354 into custody for anti-democratic acts.

The detainees are answering for crimes such as terrorism and coup d’etat, and 220 people have been released as a precautionary measure and another 885 cases are currently being analyzed.

De Moraes intends to complete the analysis of the situation of the more than 1,400 prisoners involved in the raids and devastation at the headquarters of the three powers in Brasilia by tomorrow.

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