Indigenous José Xavante would have allegedly incited protests against the diplomacy of Lula and Alckmin in December of last year.| Photo: YouTube/playback

A group of indigenous people from the Xavante ethnic group is in Brasília, this Thursday (25), to ask for the release of chief José Acácio Sererê Xavante, arrested since December last year for allegedly inciting protests against the diplomacy of then-president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) and vice-president Geraldo Alckmin (PSB).

The indigenous people intend to hold a demonstration in front of the Papuda Prison in solidarity with the Xavante and the others detained during the acts of January 8 and those who are free with precautionary measures, such as the use of electronic anklets.

In a note released to the press in the morning, the communication department of Senator Luis Carlos Heinze (PP-RS) says that Sererê was arrested for “having an opinion or criticizing the lack of transparency in the elections and the arbitrariness of the Federal Supreme Court”, which cannot be considered a crime.

“We pray for the immediate freedom of the cacique and all the patriots who are deprived of their liberty”, says Delfim Tsererówẽ, appointed as leader of the movement.

The note also states that Sererê’s health is aggravated by the risk of kidney failure, retinopathy, amputation of limbs and hyper or hypoglycemic coma, and that the defense has not been able to advance in procedures that improve the custody of the indigenous person.