The Brazilian Supreme Court voted on Thursday to convict the first person to stand trial for the storming of government buildings in the capital Brasilia on January 8 to 17 years in prison. They were possessed by an irrational, almost pathological, hatred,” said Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, who also serves as the head of Brazil’s electoral authority. Thursday’s decision was the opener of a first batch as four people who were directly involved in the invasions stand trial. Pereira was convicted of all crimes he stood accused of, including attempted coup d’etat, damage to historic buildings, and criminal association. “The objective was, through the use of violence, to besiege Brasilia and propagate criminal acts throughout the country to attack the rule of law,” said Supreme Court Justice Cristiano Zanin.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald September 15, 2023 04:27 UTC