Custody hearing was held on the afternoon of Thursday, 18
Judge Airton Vieira, assistant to the minister Alexandre de Moraes, the Supreme Federal Court (STF), decided to maintain the arrest in flagrante delicto of the federal deputy Daniel Silveira (PSL-RJ). The magistrate also ordered the immediate transfer of the congressman to the Special Professional Battalion of the Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro, “better structured for maintaining the state of precautionary custody”, as stated in the minutes of the hearing, obtained by Young pan. The videoconference took place this Thursday afternoon, 18. Silveira was arrested on Tuesday evening, 16, after the publication of a video with attacks on members of the Court, in particular Minister Edson Fachin.
Also according to the minutes of the custody hearing, the defense of Daniel Silveira requested the release of his prison, with the consequent issuance of a release permit, for considering it illegal. The Chamber of Deputies was waiting for the opinion of the audience to decide which strategy will be adopted. As Prime Time Zone has shown, the trend so far is for deputies to vote to maintain the prison. Party leaders believe that revoking a referenced decision, unanimously by the Supreme Federal Court (STF) would open an unnecessary crisis with the Judiciary. For Silveira’s prison to be revoked, 257 votes are needed.