Brazil’s Attorney General Office defends legality of Bolsonaro’s decree pardoning congressman

The decree was issued one day after the Supreme Court sentenced the congressman to eight years and nine months in prison for the crimes of attempting to prevent the free exercise of power and coercion in the course of proceedings.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Office of the Attorney General of the Union (AGU) sent on May 10 to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) manifestation favorable to the decree of President Jair Bolsonaro that granted constitutional pardon to the sentence of Congressman Daniel Silveira . . .

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