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Anderson Torres was exonerated on Sunday by the Governor of the Federal District, who will also be suspended for 90 days in a few hours by the same judge.

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Anderson Torres was exonerated on Sunday by the Governor of the Federal District, who will also be suspended for 90 days in a few hours by the same judge.

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On Tuesday, Federal Supreme Court (STF) Judge Alexander de Moraes ordered the arrest of former federal district public safety minister and former justice minister Anderson Torres.

According to the Brazilian portal G1, the Federal Police on Tuesday afternoon carried out a warrant at the home of Anderson Torres, the former Minister of Justice and Public Security in the government of Jair Bolsonaro, who until Sunday was Secretary of the State Department. security of the federal district, when radical protesters invaded the headquarters of the three powers of Brazil.

Anderson Torres was exonerated on Sunday by the Governor of the Federal District, who will also be suspended for 90 days in a few hours by the same judge.

On Tuesday, Alexander de Moraes identified arrest of the former commander of the military police of the Federal District (PMDF) Colonel Fabio Augusto Vieira, rehabilitated on Monday after the invasion of the headquarters of the three powers of Brazil by radicals.

The decision was made by Judge Alexandre de Moraes, who stated hours before the decision that “the institutions will punish all those responsible. Those who took action, those who financed them, those who encouraged them by action or inaction.”

Fabio Augusto Vieira led the military police operation during attacks by thousands of extremists Sunday, in Brasilia. This colonel was rehabilitated the next day.

Supporters of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro raided and vandalized the headquarters of the Federal Supreme Court, Congress and the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on Sunday, forcing police to intervene to restore order and drawing condemnation from the international community.

The military police succeeded in regaining control of the headquarters of the three powers in an operation that resulted in the detention of about 1,500 people.

The invasion came after Brazilian far-right militants, supporters of the former president, who was defeated by Lula da Silva in elections last October, protested the Esplanade dos Ministerios.

However, Federal Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes suspended Federal District Governor Ibanez Rocha for 90 days, given that both the governor and former Minister of Security and former Minister of Justice Bolsonaro Anderson Torres acted with negligence and omission.

Source: Observador

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