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Brazilian jurists oppose arrest of right-wing deputy Daniel Silveira

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The arrest in flagrante delicto on Tuesday of deputy Daniel Silveira accused of promoting anti-constitutional ideologies, hate speech against Supreme Court justices and support for the AI-5, has not met with consensus among jurists and criminal attorneys interviewed by Estadão.

The Constitution only permits the arrest of a federal deputy when committing, "in flagrante delicto", a crime where bail is not available. Justice Moraes's order based the arrest on certain unbailable crimes . . .

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