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Brazil’s Bolsonaro seeks to prevent STF from bypassing Prosecutor’s Office when opening investigations

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new chapter of the open dispute with the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro criticized the article of the Supreme Court's Rules of Procedure that allows for the initiation of ex-officio investigations, without having heard the Prosecutor General's Office (PGR).

The provision has been used to justify initiating the investigation into the Fake News case that targeted the president and many of his supporters.

In a complaint sent to the STF on Thursday , August 19, the Federal Solicitor General (AGU) requested the temporary suspension of the article until . . .

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