Brazil Court Upholds Imprisonment of 942 People for Alleged Coup Plotting in Latin America

Brazil Supreme Court orders indefinite preventive detention of 942 Bolsonaro followers:
Brazil’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered the indefinite preventive detention of 942 of the 1,406 followers of former President Jair Bolsonaro detained for their coup acts on the 8th of January. Magistrate Alexandre de Moraes concluded the analysis of the custody hearings of the detainees in flagrante, who will go to the preventive detention regime.

Another 464 people were protected with precautionary measures such as the use of electronic anklets for monitoring and weekly presentation before the authorities. The Supreme Court also charged them with terrorism, destruction of public property, criminal association, violent abolition of the democratic rule of law and coup d’état.

On the 8th of January, thousands of extremists had invaded and destroyed the Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential Planalto Palace. They were Bolsonaristas, who had camped at the gates of the barracks in the main capitals pushing for a military intervention to overthrow the current president, Inácio Lula da Silva, who won with 50.9% of the valid votes.

Another 684 people, had been released for humanitarian reasons, because they were elderly, sick or mothers with children, but their names were still included in the investigations.

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