The artist’s lawyers claim that the presentation took place legally and with a contract
The singer Belo he should leave prison on Thursday, 18, after the judge Milton Fernandes de Souza accepted his request for habeas corpus. The lawsuit was filed by the law firm Daniel Dias, who is working in defense of the artist. In the document, in which the Young pan had access, it was described that the pagodeiro is “suffering illegal constraint” and points out that for the performance of the show, considered illegal by the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro, there was a regular contract between the companies involved. It was also described that an invoice was issued for the services provided and this shows the origin of the money received by the singer.
Belo’s arrest took place last Wednesday, 17, in an operation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Office (DCOD), which investigates a show that took place last Friday, 12, at a public school in Complexo da Maré, a community in Rio. As reported by the police, the show was not authorized by the State Department of Education (Seeduc) and drew attention for causing crowding amid the pandemic of Covid-19. The Rio Civil Police also announced that they believe the event is linked to one of the largest criminal organizations in the state.
Belo’s team, through social media, said that the artist and his family were “surprised and dismayed” by the arrest warrant and emphasized that the artist’s concert schedule had been canceled for a year. “The singer recently resumed a partial concert schedule, with commitments still insufficient to reverse the loss of the months he was prevented from working,” says an excerpt from the note. “Like any Brazilian, Belo is a citizen with accounts payable through his professional activity and will always do so without distinctions, mainly from social class,” added the pagodeiro team. It was also pointed out that other events with agglomerations are taking place across the country and that this show only caught the attention of the authorities because it took place in “one of the largest favelas in Rio”. The singer’s team questioned whether “the situation would be the same if the show took place in neighborhoods in the South Zone and with artists from music genres less neglected than the pagoda”.