Chico Alencar receives death threat in Rio de Janeiro

Chico Alencar receives death threat in Rio de Janeiro
Chico Alencar receives death threat in Rio de Janeiro

The investigation, under the responsibility of the Police Department for Repression of Computer Crimes, began on Thursday, when the Rio de Janeiro City Council called the Regional Electoral Court (TRE-RJ) and the state Civil Police requesting its opening.

By editorial, with Brazil de facto – from Rio de Janeiro

An investigation was opened by the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro to investigate a death threat received by city councilor Chico Alencar (Psol). According to the parliamentarian, a profile in the Instagram identified as Vinícius Melo sent a message that said: “I will have you killed. I know where you live”.

Chico Alencar is a candidate for a seat as a federal deputy, in the Chamber of Deputies, in Brasília, in the October elections

According to a report from the portal wowon its page at Instagram, Vinicius Melo identifies himself as a “patriot”, “pro Bolsonaro” and in favor of weapons. Among his publications are criticisms of communism, the left and in defense of president and reelection candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PL).

The investigation, under the responsibility of the Police Department for Repression of Computer Crimes, began on Thursday, when the Rio de Janeiro City Council called the Regional Electoral Court (TRE-RJ) and the state Civil Police requesting its opening.

Chico Alencar is a candidate for a seat as a federal deputy, in the Chamber of Deputies, in Brasília, in the October elections. He had a prominent role as rapporteur of the case against councilor Gabriel Monteiro (PL) in the Ethics Council of the City Council of Rio de Janeiro.

Bolsonaro parliamentarian

His opinion proposed the loss of mandate of the Bolsonaro parliamentarian for complaints such as abuse of authority, sexual harassment and rape and was accepted in a vote in the plenary of the House in August of this year. Since then, Chico has received a series of threats.

On social media, the Rio de Janeiro PSOL showed support for the councilor, classified the threat as “barbaric and absurd”, and demanded that an investigation be carried out because “threats like this cannot be tolerated”.

“We are with you, Chico! In the midst of elections, political violence against the left increases and threats like this cannot be tolerated. We demand investigations, this needs to stop! All our solidarity and affection for Chico Alencar in the face of this barbaric and absurd threat”, said the party.

The article is in Portuguese

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