PGR asks the Supreme to convict Daniel Silveira for serious threat to authority – Prime Time Zone


The Deputy Attorney General of the Republic affirms that the statements by the PSL deputy inspire attacks on STF and TSE ministers

DIDA SAMPAIO/ESTADÃO CONTENTDeputy Daniel Silveira was arrested on February 16

A Attorney General’s Office (PGR) asked the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to convict the deputy Daniel Silveira (PSL-RJ) for attacks on court ministers. The congressman was detained after making threats to members of the STF and asking for the return of the military regime in videos posted on the internet. He was released, but was arrested again for violating the electronic monitoring of Justice and not paying the R$ 100,000 bail. The PGR defends the conviction of Silveira for the crime of serious threat to authority, provided for in the Penal Code, and for trying to prevent, with the use of violence or serious threat, the free exercise of any of the powers of the Union or States. According to the deputy attorney general of the Republic, Humberto Jacques de Medeiros, who signed the opinion, the deputy’s statements inspire attacks on ministers of the STF and the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), as well as the institutions. In demonstrations, Medeiros also uses as an example the invasion of the Capitol in the United States (USA), as one of the reasons to be concerned about this type of conduct. Although Silveira alleged that he used expressions in the heat of emotion, the PGR maintains that, according to article 28 of the Penal Code, neither emotion nor passion excludes the imputability of punishment.

*With information from reporter Caterina Achutti