Brasilia, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Federal Court (STF) of Brazil will on Wednesday resume the trial on an investigation into fake news, accusations and threats against ministers of this court on social networks by allies of President Jair Bolsonaro.
On June 10, the STF opened the hearing to define whether the inquiry on the fake news is legal and can proceed or is dismissed.
According to STF Judge Edson Fachin, the process is constitutional, as long as rules are respected. This way, it limits the scope to the investigation carried out by Minister Alexandre de Moraes since early 2019.
The ten other STF magistrates will on Wednesday analyze the action by the Sustainability Network (REDE) party, submitted last year to challenge the way to open the inquiry.
Upon orders by Moraes, on May 27, the Federal Police made 29 raids and confiscated documents from politicians, entrepreneurs and other supporters of Bolsonaro related to this investigation.
The judicial orders were executed in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso, Parana and Santa Catarina, as well as in the Federal District.
One of the targets was the president of the Brazilian Labor Party, former lawmaker Roberto Jefferson, who had a house raided by the federal agents in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to Jefferson, other targets were Havan owner Luciano Hang, Sao Paulo lawmaker Douglas Garcia, activist Sara Winter, blogger Allan dos Santos and humorist Rey Biannchi.
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