Brazilian police will question Bolsonaro in jewelry case

Brazilian police will question Bolsonaro in jewelry case
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30 March 2023
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Havana, March 30 (RHC) The Brazilian Federal Police called Jair Bolsonaro and his former assistant, Lieutenant Colonel Mauro Cid, to testify about the case of jewels that Saudi Arabia delivered to the former president in 2019.

According to the G1 portal, Marcelo Camara, security for the ex-military, was also summoned. Testimonials were scheduled for April 5.

The delegate in charge of the case affirmed in the investigation that "the terms (of the testimonies) will not be attached to the records until all the actions of those involved have been effectively carried out."

According to the main researcher, "this will make it possible for people not to be searched in advance by the media or even by others involved, as well as guaranteeing the isonomy among those investigated so that they are not heard before or after the others and know their version of the events.

Some of the presents given by Saudi Arabia would have entered national territory irregularly.

The complaints include a package from the luxurious Swiss brand Chopard that the former Army captain returned last week by court order. Also, a set of diamond necklace and earrings from the same brand for his wife and former first lady Michelle Bolsonaro.

Valued by the press at more than three million dollars, this bundle was confiscated by customs when a ministerial delegation tried to enter them in Brazil in 2021.

Regarding the request of the PF, Bolsonaro's defense indicated in a statement that the testimony of the defeated president will be an opportunity for him to provide all the necessary information.

In addition to all of the above, the ex-paratrooper, who announced that he would return to the country on Friday after three months in the United States, has several open cases before the courts. He faces five investigations in the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and four were opened during his presidency (2019-2022).

In the same way, he is investigated as the alleged instigator of the assault, perpetrated by radical followers, on the three powers on January 8 in Brasilia.

With calls for military intervention and rejection of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's assumption of power, groups in favor of Bolsonaro carried out anti-democratic actions.

On that date, right-wing extremists supporters of the former president violently broke into and looted the headquarters of the National Congress, the STF and the Planalto Palace, seat of the Executive Power. (Source: Prensa Latina)

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