قالب وردپرس درنا توس
Home / World / Brazil: Bolsonaro's coup d'état is excluded from the judge

Brazil: Bolsonaro's coup d'état is excluded from the judge



  Brazilian soldiers march on March 28 to commemorate a military coup in 1964 that established a 21-year-old dictatorship.

Image Copyright
AFP

Caption

Several events commemorating the judge had already been held before the judge ruling

A judge has banned a planned jubilee celebration of the 1

964 Brazilian coup that overthrew the democratic government.

President Jair Bolsonaro had planned to celebrate Sunday the anniversary of the beginning of military rule.

The decision of the far-right president had triggered a widespread condemnation.

He defended the decision earlier this week, stating that the goal was to remember the era rather than remember military rule itself.

Judge Ivani Silva da Luz said the event marking the 55th anniversary of the coup was "incompatible with the process of democratic reconstruction".

He said that festival days must be approved by the country's Congress.

21 years of dictatorship in the 1960s and 70s, at least 434 people were killed or disappeared.

None of the former rulers was prosecuted.

Image copyright
Reuters

Caption

Mr. Bolsonaro's approval has fallen this month after several political scandals

Mr. Bolsonaro, a former army captain who openly admired former dictators, was elected in October.

He is a divisive figure who has provoked controversy with racist, homophobic and misogynistic commentary.

The opposition to the planned celebrations had grown throughout the week. Social media calls for protests in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

On Tuesday, the Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office issued a statement that celebrating the dictatorship is "an unconstitutional regime responsible for serious crimes of human rights abuses."

"This initiative sounds like an excuse for the practice of mass atrocities and therefore deserves social and political rejection," the statement went on.


Source link