EX-BRAZIL JUSTICE MINISTER RIPS BOLSONARO FOR FOMENTING REBELLION

Former Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro has condemned Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for mulling a plan to provide weapons for violent rebellions against mayors and governors who imposed quarantines against the COVID-19 pandemic.


Moro said this plan will be unraveled soon after the Supreme Court ordered the disclosure of the contents of a "secret" cabinet meeting held in April 22, TeleSUR reported on June 3, 2020, when Bolsonaro asked to arm the population to prevent a “dictatorship” from being established in Brazil, a fact that, in his opinion, would be possible taking into account the actions of governors and mayors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The flexibilization of the possession and bearing of arms policies can be legitimately discussed. However, it cannot be intended, as the president desired, to promote a kind of armed rebellion against the health measures imposed by governors and mayors,” Moro tweeted on Monday, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Manila.

"Nor is it recommended that mechanisms for controlling and tracking the use of weapons and ammunition be simply revoked, as there is a risk of diversion of weapons intended for the protection of ordinary citizens for the benefit of criminals," he added.