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Bolsonaro criticizes authoritarian action after suspension of decrees on weapons
Bolsonaro made a series of tweets about authoritarian actions | Photo: Clauber Cleber Caetano/PR.
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President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), candidate for reelection, made a series of criticisms of what he called authoritarian action and said that “abuses can be committed under the pretext of facing abuses” on Monday night (5). Bolsonaro did not quote Minister Edson Fachin, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), but the posts were made hours after the suspension of excerpts from the federal government’s decrees on weapons.
In the decision, Fachin stated that the injunctions were granted because of the beginning of the electoral campaign and the risk of political violence.
Bolsonaro said in one of the tweets that “an authoritarian action is never called that by its author. On the contrary, it appears to fight supposed threats in order to be legitimized. Thus, abuses can be committed under the guise of facing abuse. This is the evil of appearances, they favor true tyrants.”
Then the president also said that “the worst speeches will never be more serious than the smallest violations of rights, even in the guise of justice. In history, persecutions have always been grounded in this way and promoted gradually. The inevitable end of this authoritarian path is complete tyranny.” He made reference to the criticism he receives for the way he expresses himself on some occasions.
Last week, for example, the jurist Ives Gandra da Silva Martins disapproved of the STF's judicial activism, the Court's decisions favorable to the opposition, stressed that the businessmen targeted by the Federal Police did not comment on the crime, but also said the lack of Liturgy of the position by Bolsonaro contributes to the tension with the STF. He cited offensive statements and insults to ministers made by the president. The jurist stated that he considers this issue a failure of Bolsonaro.
Source: Gazeta do Povo