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Brazil’s Supreme Court orders pretrial detention of head of Brazilian Labor Party (PTB)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former congressman and national president of the Brazilian Labor Party (PTB) Roberto Jefferson was arrested on Friday morning (13) by the Federal Police of Rio de Janeiro, after an order granted by Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes.

Jefferson was in the city of Levy Gasparian in Rio de Janeiro. According to the politician's lawyer, Luiz Gustavo Pereira da Cunha, he received medical treatment at home. He did not disclose what the illness was.

On Friday, Federal Supreme Court (STF) Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered the pre-trial detention of the politician for alleged participation . . .

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