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Jehovah's Witnesses in the Media

Translation: IG – 9th September 2018

IG – 9th September 2018


Bolsonaro’s aggressor has four lawyers in his defense; according to one of them, the service is paid by a contractor who did not want to be identified

One of Adelio Bispo de Oliveira’s lawyers, the author of a knife attack on presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), has rebutted rumors that the Bolsonaro aggressor’s defense was being funded by political groups.

In an interview with Folha de S.Paulo newspaper , Zanone Manuel de Oliveira Júnior assured that he was hired by a person from Montes Claros (MG) who preferred to keep his identity confidential. This contractor, according to Zanone Manuel, knows the aggressor of Bolsonaro by means of religious acts.

“It’s philanthropy,” said the lawyer. “I do not know from which church they know each other. Adelio has acquaintances who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, but I’m not sure if the person who hired me is a Jehovah’s Witness.”

Zanone Manuel de Oliveira Júnior is a specialist in homicide cases and in the past has already gained spotlight in defending in court former civilian police officer Marcos Aparecido dos Santos, the Bola, who was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the murder in 2010, of the model Eliza Samudio, former girlfriend of goalkeeper Bruno.

In addition to Zanone, lawyers Fernando Costa Oliveira Magalhães, Marcelo Manoel da Costa and Pedro Augusto de Lima are also part of the defense team of the aggressor Felipe and Passa, all of them with operations in Minas Gerais.

Oliveira Júnior told  Folha that he was approached by an intermediary of the person who hired him and that, after that, he invited the other lawyers to work with him. “It looks like they are organizing kitties in the church, through WhatsApp groups, for payment also in the lawsuit,” said the lawyer, who was initially hired to act only in the investigation phase.

Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, 40, was arrested in the act of stabbing Bolsonaro during a rally in Juiz de Fora, last Thursday (6). He was indicted by the Federal Police for the practice of “personal attack for political nonconformity” based on article 20 of the National Security Law.

The Bolsonaro offender was transferred on Saturday (8) to a federal prison in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, where it will remain in isolation. The court has already authorized the breach of Adelio’s phone call to investigate whether he counted on the help of others to attack the PSL candidate for president.

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