Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, eldest son of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, on Saturday January 28 denied his father's responsibility in the January 8 coup attempt in Brasilia.
He also indicated that he had no information on a possible return of his father, currently on “
” in the United States.
On January 8, thousands of Bolsonaro supporters, unhappy with Lula da Silva's victory over the far-right ex-president in the October 2022 presidential election, invaded and vandalized the presidential palace, Congress and the Supreme Court.
There is nothing legally that implicates Bolsonaro.
Justice is not the place of a political trial.
He is very calm because he knows there is no way to link him to a criminal act
,” he said.
If a person wearing Bolsonaro clothes goes out into the street to do something inappropriate, they should be held responsible, not Bolsonaro,
” he insisted
He has no power over these people.
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A Brazilian judge has nevertheless decided to include the ex-leader in the investigation which aims to determine who is behind the ransacking of Brazilian institutions.
The latter left Brazil for Florida on December 31, two days before the end of his term.
His son was evasive about his return to Brazil: “
It could be tomorrow or in six months or he could never come back.
Nothing is planned
Aged 67, the ex-president could soon undergo a new surgery “
to still repair (his) intestine
”, indicated Flavio Bolsonaro.
Since a knife attack in 2018 during an electoral trip, Jair Bolsonaro had undergone several operations for a recurrent intestinal obstruction.