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Bolsonaro’s justice minister was arrested on suspicion of planning the break-in

The plane landed on Saturday morning in the Brazilian capital with the wanted Anderson Torres on board. As soon as the former Minister of Justice left The plane that caught him. in his defense writes Anderson Torres on Twitter: “I have always based my actions on morality and law. I believe in the Brazilian judiciary and the strength of institutions. I am sure that the truth will prevail.”

Anderson Torres was Minister of Justice in Bolsonaro’s government until the end of December last year, when Bolsonaro’s government handed over power to newly elected President Lula da Silva. Two days later, the former Minister of Justice was appointed by the Governor of Brasília to be the head of security in the capital. Thus it was Anderson Torres who had the highest responsibility for security when the planned demonstration against Lula da Silva was to take place.

Minister of Justice in Lula da Silva’s government Flavio Dino warned that right-wing extremists might try to storm Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential palace, but Anderson Torres said everything was under control. He didn’t have that. The day before the planned storming of January 8, he went to Florida.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve had a vacation,” he said in his defence.

In fact, he traveled to Florida so as not to be blamed for the failure of the police to stop the storming of the center of power in Brazil. When the Supreme Court realized how the break-in took place, it removed Anderson Torres as head of security in the capital and began to suspect him of masterminding the attempted coup. And any other reason for it is that The Federal Police found a hidden decree in the treasury during a home inspection.

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The decree was written last fall On a computer he described how the judiciary would act to invalidate election results from last year’s presidential election. Analysts believe that the decree was an attempt to legitimize the coup and Bolsonaro’s continuation in power.

The current Brazilian Minister of Justice suspects that the order to issue the decree came from Bolsonaro, which means that he will now also be investigated for his involvement in the storming of the three most important democratic institutions in Brazil last Sunday. Bolsonaro may be brought to trial on suspicion of orchestrating a coup attempt.