Deutsche Welle reports:
Brazilian prosecutors on Friday called on the country’s Supreme Court to probe former President Jair Bolsonaro, after recent violent riots in the capital, Brasilia.
The Prosecutor General of the Republic (PGR) office said Bolsonaro may have “publicly incited the commission of a crime” with his social media activity. The PGR cited a video posted by Bolsonaro on January 10, which sowed doubt in the result of Brazil’s recent presidential elections.
Although the video was posted afterward the riots, the PGR said it was evidence that justified “a global investigation of the acts performed before and after January 8, 2023 by the defendant.” Bolsonaro later deleted the video on January 11.
Read the full article. Prosecutors have also asked Facebook parent Meta to preserve the video.
The Brazilian prosecutor-general’s office on Friday asked the Supreme Court to include former president Jair Bolsonaro in its investigation into who incited the Jan. 8 riot in the nation’s capital. https://t.co/ufwwRmlfdW
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