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Brazil: former congressman Daniel Silveira transferred to Benfica prison in Rio

Former congressman Daniel Silveira (PTB-RJ) was transferred on Thursday (2) to Benfica prison in northern Rio de Janeiro, where he was expected to undergo a custody hearing this morning.

Silveira was arrested yesterday at his home in Petrópolis (RJ) by order of Justice Alexandre de Moraes of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).

The measure comes one day after the former congressman lost his privileged forum due to the end . . .

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