Ventura waives immunity to clarify accusation of crime of disobedience

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19, Crime, Politics · 06-05-2021 20:27:00 · 0 Comments

Chega's only deputy has promised to waive parliamentary immunity to answer in court in the case where he is suspected of a crime of disobedience for a dinner-rally he attended with more than 170 people, during the state of emergency.

"I will never shield myself with immunity, let it be raised," said the leader of the Chega partyto Lusa news agency.

The facts date back to the night of Sunday, January 17th, in an election campaign event for the Presidential elections 2021, at the Solar do Paço restaurant, in Tebosa, on the outskirts of Braga.

“Suddenly, against me and Chega, it seems that there is an incredible hurry to move forward and to condemn. I think this is meaningless, but there I will be giving clarifications to the court”, he added.

The crime of disobedience, invoked by the Public Prosecutor's Office, is punishable by one year in prison.

According to a letter from the Judicial Court of the District of Braga, to which Lusa had access and arrived at the Assembly of the Republic on Monday, the judge of criminal investigation asked the president of the parliament, the socialist Ferro Rodrigues, the constitution of defendant André Ventura for further interrogation.

The office of the President of the Assembly of the Republic classified the document as “confidential” and forwarded it to the 14th Parliamentary Committee (Transparency and Statute for Deputies), where it is now being considered by tribunes of the various political forces, who will decide on the of lifting parliamentary immunity.

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