(Brasilia) Former far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro must testify within ten days in the case of the January 8 riots, a judge of the Federal Supreme Court has ordered.
“Jair Messias Bolsonaro must be heard by the federal police within a maximum of ten days,” said the decision of magistrate Alexandre de Moraes.
On January 8, thousands of people refusing the defeat of the far-right ex-president Jair Bolsonaro stormed the Presidential Palace, the Congress and the Supreme Court, a week after the inauguration of the leader of the left-wing state Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
The attackers had easily crossed the security cordon to ransack everything in their path, including valuable works of art.
Lula won the October poll by a narrow margin, with 50.9% of the vote, against 49.1% for the incumbent.
The violence in Brasilia recalled the invasion of the Capitol two years earlier in the United States, by supporters of Donald Trump refusing to accept defeat by current US President Joe Biden.