Former STF minister criticized the measures adopted by the supreme court against the former president edit
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247 – The police operation against former president Jair Bolsonaro, investigated for attempted coup d’état and criminal association, received criticism from former minister Marco Aurélio Mello, retired from the Federal Supreme Court (STF). Mello argues that moderation and caution are necessary in investigations, highlighting that invasive measures, such as search and seizure, must be justified by robust evidence of crime. In interview with VEJA magazinethe judge expressed concern about the institutional wear and tear of the STF due to the breadth of authorized procedures.
The Federal Police operation carried out 33 search and seizure warrants and four arrest orders, mainly against military personnel, after authorization from Minister Alexandre de Moraes, rapporteur of the digital militias investigation. According to the decision, those investigated would be involved in a coup d’état after Bolsonaro’s defeat in the 2022 elections.
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For Marco Aurélio Mello, it is essential that the investigation is conducted in a judicious manner, avoiding precipitation and preserving the individual rights of those investigated. The minister, known for his guarantor positions, highlights the importance of avoiding haste in the judicial measures adopted, in favor of the credibility of the country’s democratic institutions.
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