Defying the Supreme Court, Brazil’s Prosecutor General confirms Bolsonaro’s pardon of MP Silveira

The PGR has already expressed its opinion on the constitutionality of the decree. For the panel, the measure is valid in relation to the prison sentence, but the pardon does not affect the suspension of the deputy's political rights.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The PGR (Prosecutor General of the Republic) requested this Tuesday (14) to Brazil's Supreme Court STF to annul the sentence of Daniel Silveira. The panel also asked for lifting all preventive measures against the MP, the obligation to wear an electronic ankle bracelet, and a ban on giving interviews.

In the document, Deputy Prosecutor General Lindôra Maria Araújo demands that the effects of the MP's pardon by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) be recognized. Read the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?