June 16, 2024

Ex-President Bolsonaro Holds Secret Meeting with Hungarian Officials Amid Coup Plot Investigation

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Ongoing investigation as Bolsonaro seeks refuge in Hungarian embassy

It has been revealed that former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro spent two nights at the Hungarian embassy in Brasilia last month, following the confiscation of his passport in an investigation into an alleged plot to stage a military coup. The investigation was ordered by Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes after Bolsonaro’s defeat by leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

According to reports, Bolsonaro denied any involvement in the coup plot, but former army and air force commanders claimed that he asked them to join the plans, which they refused. Security camera footage showing Bolsonaro entering the Hungarian embassy on February 12-14 was first reported by the New York Times. On February 8, police seized Bolsonaro’s passport and accused him of preparing a draft decree to annul the election results and pressure military commanders to join the coup.

Bolsonaro’s lawyer stated that he was at the embassy to maintain contact with officials of a friendly country and receive updates on political matters. However, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban did not respond to requests for comment regarding Bolsonaro’s stay at the embassy. Despite being out of office, Bolsonaro has maintained close relations with Orban and met with him during the inauguration of Argentina’s right-wing president Javier Miley this year.

Additionally, it is worth noting that Brazilian court ruled Bolsonaro ineligible for political office until 2030 for spreading electoral disinformation last year. He also faces potential criminal charges related to his covid-19 vaccination certificate. The reasons behind his two-night stay at the Hungarian embassy remain unclear, but it is clear that he continues to be involved in political matters despite leaving office.

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