Bolsonaro appeals against Dino’s decision to maintain a R$70,000 fine

Bolsonaro appeals against Dino’s decision to maintain a R$70,000 fine



Former president was the target of action for irregular propaganda against Lula’s campaign in 2022

The defense of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) appealed the decision of Federal Supreme Court (STF) minister Flávio Dino on a fine of R$70,000.

Last month, Dino denied Bolsonaro’s request to cancel the payment, which had been determined by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).

The Electoral Court had condemned the former president for improperly promoting a video with attacks on his opponent in the dispute for Planalto in 2022, the current president of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).

According to the TSE, in the videos, there was no warning that it was electoral propaganda — which is provided for by law. Furthermore, there was no specific identification of who would be responsible for the video, such as CPF or CNPJ.

Dino, rapporteur of the action at the STF, received the appeal from Bolsonaro’s defense on Monday (1st).

The former president’s defense claims that electoral propaganda is an instrument of information and “realization of popular sovereignty”, and that the fine would be disproportionate due to the short period that Lula appears in the video. “In four minutes of propaganda, in just four seconds the image of the opposing candidate is broadcast, compromising, in the end, the violation of freedom of expression and the free circulation of information”.

*With information from CNN Brasil

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