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Lira wants urgency in text vote amending National Security Law – Prime Time Zone

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Mayor believes that the proposal will be approved unanimously in the House

GABRIELA BILÓ / ESTADÃO CONTENTLira stated that a working group has already been created to urgently discuss the revision of the law

The presidents of the Chamber and the Senate and Supreme Federal Court (STF) advocate changes to the National Security Law to preserve democracy. The current legislation is from 1983, still from the period of dictatorship, and has been used to try to punish government critics. Actions in the Supreme Court and projects in the National Congress question the rules issued before the current Brazilian Constitution. Minister Luís Roberto Barroso considers that the Security Law was made for another time. “This law, which is the one in force, has various unconstitutionalities and provisions that are incompatible with the 1988 Constitution. It has a certain incompatibility of systems, it was made for another world and another time”, he justified, adding that the changes must be in tune, for example, with the digital world.

The Mayor, Arthur Lira (PP) said that the National Security Act needs to be reviewed quickly. “We need to insert it into the Penal Code, this is the basic direction of the work that Mrs Margareth along with other deputies is doing in this House. And I have no doubt that it will count with the unanimity of the entire Chamber of Deputies ”, he affirmed. Lira wants to vote on the urgency in the text that changes the device. The President of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM), believes that the moment requires a discussion of the National Security Law. According to the OAB, more than 70 lawsuits based on the law have been opened in recent months in Brazil.

* With information from the reporter Caterina Achutti

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