Former federal deputy Roberto Jefferson // Instagram/Reproduction
the minister Alexandre de Moraesof the STF, said this Monday that the former federal deputy Roberto Jefferson has the right to receive visits from his lawyers in prison. The Minister’s statement accepts the request of the OAB, which forwarded a request to secure the defense visits. According to Moraes, the ban on access to Jefferson “does not refer to the defendant’s lawyers”.
“The decision of Minister Alexandre de Moraes is in line with the values of the Democratic State of Law and the Constitution. The minister brings here one of the main lessons for any democracy: even those who practiced the worst attitudes have the right to a lawyer and to a fair process. The decision is very important for everyone who defends democracy”, said the president of the OAB, Beto Simonetti to Radar.
This Sunday, when Jefferson was arrested, Simonetti submitted a request to the Supreme Court for the former deputy’s defense to have access to him. When determining the precautionary arrest, Moraes had prohibited Jefferson “from granting any interview or receiving any visits in the prison, except with prior judicial authorization by this Federal Supreme Court, including with regard to religious leaders, family members and lawyers”.
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