Party represents against general to the PGR in dispute over speeches by pre-candidate about crimes in the Amazon
The PDT retaliated against the crime news presented by the Minister of Defense, General Paulo Sérgio Nogueira, against his pre-candidate for the Presidency, Ciro Gomesand represented this Friday (June 24, 2022) the Attorney General’s Office against the general for slanderous denunciation.
In its own crime news, the party states that Nogueira wants “reach” the pre-candidacy of Ciro with “political accusations and direct attacks on democracy and constitutional individual liberties” of the pedestrian. Here’s the intact of the part sent to the PGR (233 KB).
At the heart of the dispute is the statement by the ex-minister and ex-governor of Ceará to CBN radio stating that the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL) transformed the Amazon into a “crime holding” which would be “clearly protected by Brazilian authorities, including the Armed Forces”.
In a crime report presented on the 5th (June 23) to the PGR, the Minister of Defense and the commanders of the Army, Navy and Air Force asked for an investigation against Ciro for allegedly:
- “publicly incite animosity between the Armed Forces, or between them against constitutional powers, civil institutions or society (article 286, sole paragraph, of the Penal Code)“; and
- “propagate facts, which he knows are untrue, capable of offending the dignity or undermining the credit of the Armed Forces or the trust they deserve from the public (Article 219 of the Military Penal Code)”.
Now, in its own representation to the PGR, the PDT says that Ciro never claimed that the Armed Forces “would be the authors or co-authors” of organized crime in the Amazon, but that there could be “omission” of authorities in order to make room for the strengthening of crime in the region.
According to the caption, the Defense Minister disseminated untrue facts to impute crimes not committed to the pre-candidate.
“For such acts, the Minister of Defense must be accused by the respectable Attorney General of the Republic for committing the crime of slanderous denunciation, described in Article 339 of the Penal Code.”, writes the PDT.
In the representation, the acronym also recalls the exchanges of barbs between Nogueira and the president of the TSE (Superior Electoral Court), Minister Edson Fachin.
“It is recalled that the current Minister of Defense is reluctant to promote political interference in relation to institutions and the democratic system, in misrepresentation of the constitutionally assigned powers, as in the recent episode in which he questioned the validity of the electoral system and, authoritatively, declared that would appoint military personnel to inspect the polls”, says the party.
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