Among the justifications for the dismissal, the CSM points out the fact that Rui Fonseca e Castro, "while invoking his capacity as a judge", published videos on social networks in which he "encouraged the violation of the law and health rules" concerning to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The decision was communicated to journalists at the door of that institution by the member of the CSM Inês Ferreira Leite

Shortly before the decision was read, a group of protesters who supported the judge approached the site.