Clériston Pereira da Silva, 46 years old, one of those arrested in the anti-democratic movements of January 8th who was still in the Papuda penitentiary, died this Monday (20th), after suffering a sudden illness followed by cardiac arrest. The information was confirmed by the Federal District Penitentiary Administration Secretariat.
As Clériston’s lawyer, Tanielly Teles de Camargo, told the press, he had a cardiac comorbidity confirmed by reports, and after suffering a sudden illness while sunbathing, he had a massive heart attack. According to the DF Penitentiary Administration Secretariat, Clériston received help from the multidisciplinary team of the Basic Health Unit, located in the penitentiary, until the arrival of SAMU and the Fire Department.
Also according to the lawyer, the prisoner had already obtained a favorable opinion from the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) for the revocation of his arrest, through the adoption of precautionary measures. The case rapporteur, Minister Alexandre de Moraes, had not yet analyzed the case.
Bahian Cleriston Pereira da Cunha was known as “Clezão do Ramalho”. He was the son of former vice-mayor Edson Cunha, from the municipality of Feira da Mata, in the west of the State of Bahia. Clériston was also the brother of councilor Cristiano Pereira da Cunha (PSD), from Feira da Mata.
“Clezão” was among the protesters who were arrested inside the Senate after the invasion of public buildings in Brasília on January 8th. He underwent a custody hearing the day after the undemocratic acts, and after being heard by the courts, he was sent to prison. Born in Bahia, Clériston was a merchant and lived in Brasília for 20 years.